JRL calls for shutdown on Monday
Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leaders (JRL) on Saturday called for a complete shutdown on Monday to protest against what they termed as “turning Kashmir, especially South Kashmir into a battle field.”
JRL, comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik as per a statement issued here paid tributes to the slain militants and civilian killed in Kulgam Qazigund.
They also extended their sympathies with the dozens of people critically injured by bullets, appealing people to observe shutdown on Monday and offer funeral prayers in absentia on 16 September after Zuhar Prayers.
“These young men are sacrificing their present for our best future,” the trio said, expressing their regrets on the ‘stubbornness of authorities and the military arrogance’, which they termed as “the main stumbling block in the way of peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute in exercise of a democratic and political formula of right to self-determination.”
“Much blood has flown in the rivers of Kashmir, it needs a human heart to end the bloodshed and allow the subjugated people of Kashmir to decide their own fate according to their free will,” said JRL.