JRL calls for shutdown today

JRL calls for shutdown today
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SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has called for “complete and comprehensive” on Friday against the arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and others under PSA. It also condemned the Jammu blast and attacks on Kashmiris in UP.
Malik is one of the three leaders of JRL spearheading the resistance movement in Kashmir. He was shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu on Thursday. The other two leaders are Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
“This spree of arrests, ban on Jama’at-e-Islami and attempts to tinker with hereditary state subject law under the pretext of (Article) 35-A and intimidating NIA raids on Kashmiris deserves our stiff protest and resistance,” JRL said in a statement adding that the people of Kashmir besides holding peaceful protests after Friday prayers will observe a complete and comprehensive shutdown.
“These arbitrary arrests and detentions can not deter resistance leaders and activists and the people of Jammu Kashmir from pursuing the path of resistance,” the leadership said.
“Yasin Malik is a known heart patient who is suffering from many more ailments. Callous and dictatorial mindset and approach of police and civil administration is such that they did not allow a leader of Yasin Malik’s stature to meet his ailing mother and other family members and shifted him to Jammu in ruinous condition.”
Meanwhile, condemning the mysterious blast at Jammu bus stand, JRL said attack on unarmed civilians is the most reproachful act which should be condemned by all civilised humans.
While praying for speedy recovery of the injured, JRL said, “Our hearts go to those families whose kith and kin have lost their lives or injured in this blast. We express our solidarity with them.”
The leadership also condemned the attacks on Kashmiris in Lucknow, UP by “fascist goons”, saying attacks on Kashmiri traders, employees, labourers and students have not receded but are increasing at an alarming pace.
These attacks on Kashmiris are most obnoxious, JRL said.