JRL calls for three-day shutdown, Badami Bagh march on Monday
Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday called for a three-day long shutdown across the Valley against the civilian killings in Sirnoo village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik as per a joint statement issued here also called for march towards Badami Bagh cantonment on Monday, asking the Government to “kill us all on Dec 17 or end the massacre in Kashmir”
The trio said that south of Kashmir has been turned into a graveyard for its people especially the youth, as eleven of its residents were killed today by the forces who went on a rampage in Pulwama, as Govt of India executes its war on Kashmir.
They condemned and protested the killing of seven civilians including Shabaz Ali, Suhail Ahmed, Liaqat Ahmed, Murtaza Ahmed, Amir Ahmed, Adid Hussain and Tauseef Ahmed who they said were ‘murdered in cold blood’ as “forces fired live bullets at people with the intention to kill while three armed youth were killed.”
While scores of people are critical and more than three dozen are injured in the hell let loose upon the people by the forces, JRL said, said that “the state terror and human rights abuse is worsening by the day especially under the garb of cordon and search operations.”
“Army chief had already indicated to the increase in civilian killings with impunity in his recently shocking statements,” he said.
“Shouldering the coffins of our youth each day is now unbearable as is the silence of international community at the massacre in Kashmir,” they said.
“As Govt of India is only interested in our territory and forcibly holds on to it while systematically eliminating the people, it is better that they finish us off at once and that is why leadership has asked GOI to do that as we march towards their army headquarters in Badami Bagh on Monday. Or else stop the killings and massacres and resolve the dispute and save human lives,” JRL said.
JRL said that there is not even a whimper of protest or concern at these brutal killings shown by any in India who claim it to be a land of Ahimsa and Gandhian ideals is also hugely disappointing.
Leadership said that when it comes to Kashmir all these claims get exposed, all become deaf dumb and blind to it, fearing to take a stand on it as the shrill cacophony of jingoism and hyper nationalism takes sway.
“The propaganda machine of Govt of India its biased electronic media aids and abets this barbarity unleashed upon Kashmiris by justifying the killing of civilians branding them as over ground workers of armed youth!,” JRL said.
“The subjugated but resilient people of Kashmir are only asking for the fulfillment of their basic right which is denied to them by force leading to their killing and repression. But seventy years of peoples struggle will not be over by any military measure,” they said.
JRL said that to mourn the Pulwama killings and register their strong protest and condemnation against this cruelty and barbarity people will observe a three day shutdown from today.