SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for state-wide shutdown today against civilian killings and a march to Mazar-e-Shuhada Naqshband Sahib (RA) on July 13 to commemorate the martyrs of July 13, 1931.
In a statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said it along with people and party workers will march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada after Friday prayers on July 13 to offer joint Fateha prayers to “all martyrs”.
Paying tributes to slain, the JRL blamed Indian authorities and government forces for “merciless” killings, saying New Delhi’s approach is “haughty”.
Referring to a gruesome incident in Sonawari, Hajin, wherein an innocent lady was brutally stabbed to death by “some criminals”, Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik said, “Under the very noose and in presence of heavy contingent of army personnel, the culprits barged into a house and after killing a woman fled away unnoticed with belongings.”
Blaming authorities for reviving Ikhwaan renegade forces, the leadership said the commitment and resolve of people towards the ongoing movement has frustrated authorities who are resorting to “such underhand and mysterious tactics” to force the people and resistance camp into submission.
The JRL appealed people to “foil any attempt aimed at creating disunity among various sections and religious sects of the society”, saying, “Since the human rights violation report was made public by UNHRC, the Indian brutal authorities feel unnerved and as such feel desperate to tarnish the bond of unity among various sections of society in J&K.”
Stressing on maintaining harmony, the leadership blamed authorities and their agencies saying they are targeting various sections particularly the Sikh community.
“We will never allow these miscreants to play with sentiments of different communities living in the state,” the leaders said.