JRL calls for shutdown tomorrow against shifting Asiya, associates to Delhi by NIA

Srinagar, July 6: The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik while taking a strong note of shifting Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi along with her two associates Fahmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen to Delhi by National Investigation Agency (NIA) has called for complete shutdown tomorrow.

In a statement issued to GNS, JRL condemned the “brazen and dastard action” of NIA and termed it the “worst form of political vengeance and vendetta” against the resistance leadership.

JRL made a fervent appeal to people to observe complete shutdown and maintain civil curfew on 7 July 2018 against the shifting of Asiya Andrabi and her associates to Delhi by NIA. “Asiya is suffering from many ailments but puppet rulers undemocratically shifted her to Delhi against fake allegations and keeping her incarcerated for raising voice for suppressed people,” it said.

“The incarceration, intimidations and levelling fake allegations against leadership particularly DeM is unacceptable and outcome of vengeance,” the leaders said.

Paying “glorious tributes” to slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani and other “brave hearts”, the JRL asked people to observe complete and state-wide shutdown on July 8.

Appealing people to forge unity among their folds, the JRL said: “it is our prime duty to defeat all efforts of occupational forces, police, and intelligence agencies and make their shrewd move a failure”.

The joint resistance leadership alleged that the workers and leaders of resistance movement arrested by NIA have been subjected to psychological torture and inhuman treatment by NIA and the authorities in Tihar jail.

The leadership paid rich tributes to detained leadership and activists and expressed concern over the “ill and inhuman” treatment meted out to senior resistance leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Shahid ul Islam, Peer Saif Ullah, Meraj u Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shahid ul Islam, Mohd Aslam Wani, Zahoor Ahmad Watali ,Masarat Aalam Bhat, Dr Gh Mohd Bhat, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, Dr Mohd Qasim, Dr Shafi Sharieti, Gh Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Tariq Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad, Gh Mohd Khan Sopori, Siraj u Din Mir, Meer Hafiz Ullah, M Yusuf Mir, Ameer Hamza Shah, M Yusuf Falahi, Ab Gani Bhat, Molana Sarjan Barkati, Shakil Ahmad Yatoo, Ab Rashid Maglo, Farooq Tawheedi and scores of others.

The leadership said that “repressive measures, intimidations, harassment, killing and maiming won’t break our resolve or force us to submissions and despite all odds, will pursue the sacred mission of martyrs”.

Appealing international organizations of human rights, the JRL impressed them to take serious cognizance of the plight of Kashmiri prisoners and asked them to visit jails to take on spot notice of “apathetic and deteriorating” situations in jails.

Meanwhile, a JRL spokesperson while taking strong note of caging and detaining leadership said Syed Ali Geelani, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and Bilal Sidiqee were placed under house arrest.

Lashing out at state authorities for laying curbs, declaring restrictions, JRL said the present regime has set a “new example of religious interference” as people were once again barred from offering congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

Decrying the frequent curbs and sealing of Jamia Masjid on Fridays, the JRL strongly denounced the imposition of curbs in a majority of downtown areas of Srinagar and condemned the state authorities for being “anti-Muslim” and accused it of crossing all limits of repression by creating a history of barring Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid.

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