Srinagar July 10: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for shutdown tomorrow against civilian killings and Mazar-e-Shuhada Naqshband Sahib (RA) Chalo on July 13 (Friday) to commemorate the martyrs of July 13, 1931.
In a statement issued to GNS, the leadership has called for a state-wide shutdown to protest against the use of “unbridled force” on unarmed civilians in Shopian after the killing of militants.
The leaders called for a march to Mazar-e-Shuhada Naqshband Sahib (RA) in Srinagar on July 13 to pay tributes to all martyrs and other civilians killed in separate incidents by forces.
“The leadership along with people and party workers will march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada after Friday prayers on July 13 to offer joint Fateh Khawane to all martyrs,” the statement said.
Paying rich tributes to Ubaid Manzoor Lone (Nadihal Baramulla) Tamseel Ahmad (Shopian) and recently slain Andleeb Ali, Shakir Ahmad Khandey, Irshad Ahmad and those killed in Shopian encounter, the JRL expressed deep concern over these “heart wrenching” incidents and blamed Indian authorities and their forces for “merciless” killings.
JRL while referring to Sonawari Hajin gruesome incident wherein an innocent lady was brutally stabbed to death by “some criminals”, said that under the very noose and in presence of the heavy contingent of army personnel, the culprits barged into a house and after killing a woman fled away unnoticed with belongings.
The leadership blamed authorities for reviving Ikhwaan renegade forces and said that the commitment and resolve of the people with ongoing freedom movement have frustrated authorities and as such, they are resorting to “underhand and mysterious” tactics to force people and resistance camp into submission.
Appealing people to foil any attempt aimed at creating disunity among various sections and religious sects of society, JRL cautioned about the conspiracies being hatched by fanatical and communal sections.
“Since the human rights violation report was made public by UNHRC, the Indian brutal authorities feel unnerved and as such feel desperate to tarnish the bond of unity among various sections of society in occupied J&K,” the leadership said.
JRL stressed people to maintain harmony among different sections in state and blamed authorities and their agencies, saying they are targeting various sections particularly Sikh community. “We will never allow these miscreants to play with the sentiments of different communities living in state,” it said.
JRL expressed deep concern over the unabated arrests and detention of civilians, youth, leadership and political activists across the state saying that reports pouring in reveal that people from Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kulgam, Anantnag and other places were arrested during night raids.
Meanwhile, a JRL spokesperson strongly condemned the continuous detention of Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Umer Adil Dar and other activists.