SRINAGAR, August 13: Joint leadership comprosing of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Umar Farooq and
Mohammad Yasin Malik has called people to observe complete shutdown on August 15, India’s Independence Day and appealing to the teachers, students and their parents to boycott all functions related to the event. JRL also warned the government not to force teachers, students and their parents to participate in these functions.
Joint leadership appealed parents that they should stop their children from
participating in theAugust 15, related functions.
“We are not against the freedom of any country and will provide them a
chance to decide the future by allowing independent plebiscite in Jammu and
Kashmir, till then it doesn’t have any moral and constitutional right to
organize the freedom celebrations on the soil of this state,” joint
leadership said in a statement issued here.
“India itself attained freedom from British rule on 15 August 1947 and
became an independent country but only after 72 days of this freedom, this
country snatched the freedom rights of the Kashmiri people and forcibly
occupied this region by landing its troops on 27 October and since then this occupation continues,” JRL said.
“This country merely on the bases of its military might is riding on the
shoulders of the Kashmiri people and have snatched the freedom of millions
of the people of this region. They said that Kashmiri nation is continuously
demanding from last 70 years that India should call back its forces from
Kashmir and give us a chance to decide our future.
“Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged dispute and Delhi can neither
succeed in changing the status and nature of this state by its rigid and
stubborn policy nor can be this region kept permanently under the forced
control, they said and added that any tinkering or fiddling in article 35A
won’t (state Subject law) be tolerated.
Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that New
Delhi is desperate to tamper with the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir.
Cautioning people against the nefarious designs of Delhi and its henchmen in state, JRL said that people in state won’t allow anyone to alter or interfere with the integrity and special status of the state and will
safeguard it at all costs.
Our demand for Right to Self Determination is purely a democratic demand and
India has also promised to fulfil that demand on national as well as
international levels but this country backtracked from its promises and is
now busy in suppressing the genuine and just voices of the Kashmiri nation,” they added.
It only adds salt to our bleeding wounds when they celebrate their
Independence Day in an occupied territory of Jammu & Kashmir, said they.
Lashing New Delhi, the resistance leaders said that if their conscience is
alive, then it is better for them to celebrate these events only in their
own country, said JRL.
Paying glorious tributes to slain youth in Awenera Shopian gunfight, the
resistance leadership said that they are laying their precious lives for
sacred cause, extending their condolences with grieved families they said
that haughty approach of Indian authorities for prevailing awful situations
and continues bloodshed, JRL said that our youth are left with no option
other than to resist this forced occupation.