No shutdown today: JRL

No shutdown today: JRL
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SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) has asked people to resume normal life on Monday, March 11, after a shutdown was observed in Srinagar’s Old City against summoning of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to NIA headquarters.
The call was given by various trade bodies operating in Old City areas.
“Any program will be communicated to people in the future,” JRL said in a statement issued here.
The leadership also hailed the support extended by traders, transporters and other segments of the society towards leadership and thanked them.
The NIA has summoned Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Naseem Geelani, son of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani to its New Delhi headquarters in funding case.
JRL has termed the issuing of summon as “sheer political vendetta deserving strongest condemnation”.
“NIA raids on the residences of leaders and their relatives followed by summoning them to New Delhi, is a fresh attempt to build pressure on the pro-resolution leadership to push them into submission so that they stop pursing the resolution of the Kashmir issue,” JRL said.
The leadership said it has time and again made it clear that it won’t come under any pressure and face the “fresh onslaught” of Delhi in the form of NIA and ED raids and summons with full resilience.
JRL said it has always advocated for a peaceful resolution of the (Kashmir) issue and has nothing to do with the so-called “terror funding”.
“These fake charges and the propaganda around it are being pursued (for) electoral gains by those at the helm,” JRL said adding that seeking right to self-determination for Jammu & Kashmir is no crime for which the leadership is being persecuted.
The leadership also strongly denounced the “arrest spree, ban on Jama’at-e-Islami, slapping of PSA on JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and many others, harassing and intimidating youth and elderly, vandalizing properties, injuring youth in peaceful protests, imposing curbs and restrictions in down town, worst form of human rights violations being committed by forces”.
“These repressive measures were tested in the past as well but failed to yield any result. The only way to ensure peace in the region is to resolve the Kashmir issue as per its historic perspective according to the wishes of people,” JRL said.