SRINAGAR : Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik while terming the use of brutal force under the garb of CASO on the peaceful protestors in Kakapora, Pulwama and Shopian districts killing a young boy Firdous Ahmed Khan and leaving at least 40 injured many of them with bullet and pellets, entering the Pulwama Hospital and firing at the patients and hospital staff there, as the worst form of state repression, said it looks evident that the police and other government forces have been given a free hand to kill and commit atrocities on the people of Kashmir.
The JRL strongly condemned the police and paramilitary force’s action on the students and the youth who were protesting in various colleges and schools against the civilian killing in Pulwama. The leadership said that showering students with pellets and tear gas shells, who were peacefully protesting against the bloodbath committed by the trigger happy forces makes it clear that there is no scope for the peaceful protest against the atrocities and highhandedness committed on the people of Kashmir.
JRL has urged the people to observe complete shutdown onAugust 2, 2017 to protest against the bloodbath unleashed by the forces in Pulwama, Shopian and the innocent killings being committed by the trigger happy cops in Kashmir. The JRL said the shutdown will also be against the continuous raids, torture and arrest of youth and last but not the least, the frequent CASOs being launched by the Army and other forces in the villages of South Kashmir in which common people are targeted and made to suffer.
The JRL said that Kashmir issue is a political and human issue and it is because of the linger Kashmir dispute that peace is under constant threat in the entire sub-continent.
Paying rich tributes to the two armed youth Abu Dujana, and Arif Lelhari during an encounter with the government forces and a civilian Firdous Ahmed Khan, the JRL said that Kashmiri nation is giving huge sacrifices for a sacred cause and these sacrifices will remain as true assets for the Kashmir movement.
The JRL said that it is because of the continues repression, torturing of youth and frequent raids on their homes and treating them with harsh laws, that Kashmiri youth are pushed to pick up arms as a last resort. They said it is the collective duty of the people and resistance leadership to take the present ongoing movement to its logical conclusion.
The JRL said the New Delhi has to shun its rigidness and stubborn approach and understand that without the resolution of Kashmir issue peace in Sub Continent and South Asia will remain elusive. They strongly condemned the reign of terror and the use of brute force on the peaceful protestors by the government forces in South Kashmir, Sopore, Handwara, and Srinagar. They cautioned, the new wave of instilling fear among the people can have serious repercussions and entire blame will lie on the government.
The JRL appealed they people to offer Nimaz Jinaza in absentia on 2 August 2017 after Zuhar Prayers for all those martyred at Hakhripora Pulwama. (PTK)