SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has urged imams and khateebs across Jammu Kashmir to make people aware about New Delhi’s “designs” of tinkering with the state subject law and in their Eid sermons take people’s commitment to protest and resist this move.
In a statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik also urged imams to ask people to raise their voice with full force against the assault on the state subject laws and the continuous detention of hundreds of political prisoners, after congregational Eid-ul-Azha prayers.
The leadership expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in jails outside JK for years and those booked by ED and NIA, lodged in solitary confinement and kept away from basic medical facilities.
“On one hand, GoI is employing ploys to change the Muslim majority character of the state by trying to rollback the state subject law hence undermine its disputed nature; while on the other hand, notices and summons are being sent to resistance leadership to push them into submission,” JRL said.
The leadership asked ulema and imams of masajids and shrines of Kashmir to play their role in highlighting the sacrifices offered by the people of Kashmir and the “oppression” unleashed upon them.