Leaders, activists stage demo against ‘atrocities’
SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Tuesday questioned as to why the eyesight of an eighteen-month-old Hiba was snatched through pellets and what was the crime of a 15-year-old girl Muskaan Jaan?
“Was 18-month-old Hibba Jan carrying any gun or stone that she was snatching of her eyesight by pellet terrorism? Was 15-year-old Muskaan a terrorist that her life was snatched by showering bullets?” JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said in a statement issued here.
They said, “India and its viceroy in the form of Governor should remember that they cannot suppress Kashmiri nation’s march to freedom by terror and oppression.”
The leadership said Kashmir’s streets, meadows, mountains, rivers and lakes have been turned red by the blood of innocent people who demand their right to self-determination guaranteed to them by the United Nations and pledged by Indian leaders.
“Indian colonial mindset has gone berserk in Kashmir and it is slaughtering humans at will without any remorse or repentance,” it said.
“Our young men and boys are falling to Indian bullets. To justify their crimes against humanity, Indians dub slain Kashmiris as terrorists, which is outrageous,” JRL said.
“Indian leaders and their deployed authorities in Jammu Kashmir have unleashed and expedited this reign of terror and massacres in a bid to defeat Kashmiri resistance but they fail to realise that if defeating or intimidating a nation that has resolved to achieve freedom and right to self-determination would have been possible then many nations including India would not have been sovereign countries today,” the leadership said.
“India and its viceroy in the form of Governor should wake up from their daydreaming and realise that India will have to accept the aspirations of the people of Jammu Kashmir, bow before people’s resistance sooner or later and accept their right of self-determination as it is also in the in the interest of their own nation and people,” Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik said.
Meanwhile, JRL leaders and activists along with people staged a peaceful protest demonstration against the “brutal” killing of Muskaan Jaan and firing of pellet upon an infant Hibaa who is likely to lose eyesight.