Kashmir killings: JRL calls for post-Friday protests across State

Srinagar, April 04 : Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday called for post-Friday protests against the recent killings in Shopian and Kangan.

In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has urged people across the State to stage peaceful protests across Jammu and Kashmir on April 6 after Friday prayers against the recent killings in Shopian and Kangan and another wave of terror let loose by the forces across Kashmir.

JRL said these peaceful protests will also be expression of solidarity with the people of Shopian, Tral and Islamabad and to again focus world attention towards the genocide of Kashmir’s young lot by trigger-happy forces.

The leadership, who have been “caged” in their own houses and in prisons, urged the Imams of all the Masjids and shrines across Kashmir to raise strong voice against the ongoing severe repression in Kashmir and to seek people’s unanimous support for the resolution framed by  the JRL and to pass the same as well. The resolution will be presented in all mosques for peoples support and approval.

The leadership said that post the death dance by forces in Shopian in which 19 people lost their lives resistance leadership was barred from visiting the area to express condolences sympathy with the bereaved families and share their grief. It punctured their tall claims that pro-freedom leadership is “free “to go anywhere. The leadership said that intentions of the government are clear, it only believes in military might and use of force as a reaction to the popular sentiment.

The leadership said that people of Kashmir are offering priceless sacrifices on all fronts, life  honour property where as  the rulers have  thrown  all principles of democracy and humanity to the winds and are busy ruthlessly  crushing the peoples movement for asserting their fundamental right. The leadership said that repressive measures to suppress the peoples’ movement will never succeed.

The leadership urged the international community to pitch in at this crucial time and to play their part in stopping the ongoing bloodshed in Kashmir.

The JRL also strongly condemned the use of force and excesses against the protesting students across the valley in which many students have been grievously injured and hospitalized. They said that every section of society including students are up in revolt to forcible control and repression of the state. (GNS)

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