SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Friday expressed grave concern over the recent statement of Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on using drone attacks in Kashmir, saying such an “irresponsible, unfortunate and provocative” statement from the highest military leadership has threatened a small population of peace loving citizens to the maximum.
The leadership cautioned Pakistan, “as a principal party to the dispute”, to remain vigilant in the light of these statements, saying “the war clouds are looming around as their (Pakistan’s) friendship tunes and concept of mutual cooperation and understanding is reciprocated by nothing but hatred, arrogance and threats of war”.
Indian Army is capable of using weaponised drones in Jammu and Kashmir and can deploy them if the country accepts the consequences of such actions, General Rawat said recently.
“This is not only ridiculous but childish as well – that to counter and contain a few freedom fighter youth with no conventional weaponry, 10 lakh army with sophisticated and latest equipment, augmented with a vast and deep informative network has miserably failed for the last 30 years,” JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said in a statement.
“Army chief’s statement is more than accepting their humiliating defeat at every front, which has unnerved them to the extent of frustration,” the leadership said.
“India only talks the language of hatred, destruction, violence and force, and has ruined every fabric of our existence, be it political, social, moral, religious, educational, financial or cultural,” JRL said. “They target our collective faith and (control) our resources and assets in the name of transparency, (install) their trusted pawns at every level – from municipality to legislator – so that their grip is strengthened.”
“The fresh entrants of puppets and collaborators with Western qualifications and masters in the art of deceit and cunningness have been assigned the job of tarnishing and targeting every bit of our remaining identity,” the leaders said.
JRL said the “so-called crown” of India is being used as a testing lab for the latest, sophisticated and lethal weaponry.
The leadership reiterated appeal to international community especially United Nations to take a serious note of the “threatening statement of war mongers”.
“They need to be curtailed and cut to their size otherwise criminal silence by world bodies will encourage these insane generals to put their words into action, which will have catastrophic ramifications not only in this subcontinent but globally as well,” JRL said.
Meanwhile, Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik have reiterated appeal for complete boycott of ongoing panchayat elections in Arin, Sopore, Khaipora, Chandilwanigam, Newa, Dadsara, Devsar, Pahloo, Shaahabad, Hiller and Verinag going to polls in sixth phase.
These votes are used to hoodwink the international community, JRL said.