JRL protests against Shopian civilian killings

JRL protests against Shopian civilian killings
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Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Monday staged a protest in Srinagar against the killing of two civilians in army firing in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A large number of party activists and youth took out a rally in Abi Guzar area of Srinagar to show their resentment against the civilian killings.
Holding play cards in their hands, the participants held a peaceful demonstration against indiscriminate and brutal killings of youth Javid Bhat and Suhail Lone in Shopian by the forces.
Leaders said that killing human beings in every form is “cowardly and against humanity.”
While addressing the gathering, Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Umer Adil Dar, and Advocate Yasir Dalal said that Indian authorities and politicians have turned the state into “valley of tears” and waged war on civilians, and is responsible for prevailing “horrendous situations in occupied Kashmir.”
“Ongoing genocide of Kashmiris by forces, which is actually being done at the behest of Indian leadership, is a glaring example of this state sponsored terrorism,” they said.
Other leaders who attended the protest march included Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Mukhtar Ahmed Sufi, Mushtaq Ahmed Sufi, Syed Imtiaz Haider, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Farooq Ahmed Sodagar, Ramiz Raja, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah, Syed Mohammad Shafi, Mohammad Sidiq Shah, Riaz Ahmed, Rafiq Ahmed, Abdul Ahad Butt, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Ashiq Hussain and Sajjad Ahmed.
Speakers while condemning the Shopian killings termed it as “worst form of state terrorism” in Kashmir. Lamenting at state administration, the leaders said that they have turned the state into a big jail, and people and political leaders are denied their right to raise their voice against ongoing “genocide”.
“Curfew and severe restrictions have been imposed besieging the already imprisoned population,” the leaders said. “Pro freedom leadership has been either imprisoned or placed under house arrest.”
“We have a right to ask the government that what peace they are talking about. They are living in an illusion and it is their delusion that people will budge and succumb to their pressure tactics,” they said. “We will never succumb to pressure and will pursue our mission of freedom till we achieve it.”
Terming the details revealed by the three-member committee constituted by Delhi High Court, the leaders said that report was an eye-opener for those who believe India is a great democracy. They expressed deep concern saying the reports reveal horrific situations in Indian jails.
They said committee has divulged the grim picture and reports reveal that detainees are meted out with inhuman treatment.Demanding the immedi ate shifting of all detainees to valley, the leaders said that the behaviour of authorities in outside jails is quite inhuman and callous.
Appealing international community, and organization for human rights, they impressed to take their cognizance and use influence for immediate and unconditional release of all detainees.

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