Srinagar, Sep 10: (GNS) The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, has made a fervent appeal to the people of Sopore and Zainageer to observe a complete shutdown on September 14, Friday, as a strong protest against the “gruesome” killing of Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani of Bomai Sopore at the hands of “Indian agencies”.
The leadership in a statement issued to GNS said the decision was taken after taking a keen account of the report submitted by the nominated committee.
“The public revelations alleged that the invisible hand of Indian agencies in the gruesome killing can’t be ruled out,” JRL said.
According to a statement, Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik met at Hyderpora Srinagar and the meeting expressed its grave concern on the revival of “custodial” as well as the mysterious killings in Jammu and Kashmir.
Citing the case of “custodial killing” of Ashfaq Ahmad Wani at Naseem Bagh Srinagar and the “brutal” killing of Hakeem-ur-Rehman at Bomai Sopore, the JRL blamed “Indian fascist regime for designing conspiracies to drive a wedge in unwavering unity of the people of Kashmir displayed to foil the nefarious designs to change the demography and state subject law, in addition, to thrust any sham elections on the people of the state”.
“The JRL going through the said report and inputs received from different public sources arrived at the conclusion that the positive and exemplary role played by the Hakeem-ur-Rehman for the last one decade or so while remaining very close to the public, has acted as an irritant for the Indian agencies. He was fired upon his leg by the Police Task Force, jailed under public safety act and threatened of dire consequences for his inflamed oratory, philanthropic dreams and aspirations, noble character and an unwavering commitment for the ongoing movement for right to self-determination,” the JRL said.
The JRL while appreciating the “positive role and noble contributions” of Hakeem-ur-Rehman, said, “We cannot, in any way forget the precious sacrifices of our martyrs.”
Paying rich tributes to Hakeem-ur-Rehman, Ishfaq Ahmad Wani and others, the JRL pledged to lead the movement to its logical conclusion.
On the directions of JRL leadership, Mohammad Yasin Malik visited Bomai Sopore to express condolence with the bereaved widow and five daughters of the slain.
While addressing the gathering, Malik reiterated the JRL’s commitment to take the movement for right to self-determination to its logical conclusion. (GNS)