Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where the lives of men, women and children are not safe. The horrendous torment unleashed by Indian occupational army, police and forces at Khudwani yesterday during which pellets, bullets and shells where showered on people injuring hundreds and killing one innocent can only be termed as state sponsored terrorism . A comprehensive protest strike will be observed against yesterdays killings, ongoing genocide of Kashmiri youth and other oppressive measures on Saturday, 13th January 2018.
Srinagar, Jan 10: This was stated by the Joint resistance leadership comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a press release issued to media today. Terming the ongoing spree of killings and unleashing of oppression as state sponsored terrorism and act of genocide, JRL said that Indian imperialism has let loose its army, forces and police and given them a free hand to kill Kashmiri youth with impunity and acting at the orders of its masters these forces are handing over the corpses of our loved ones to us on daily basis. Leaders said that this genocide by Indian occupational forces is going on unabated as killers in uniform enjoy immunity from prosecution provided by the rulers. Leaders said that yesterday at Khudwani, these trigger happy killers in uniform unleashed a reign of terror on people who were mourning on the dead body of their loved one Martyr Farhan Ahmad Wani. Pellets, bullets, tear smoke shells and Lathees were showered on these people, injuring hundreds and brutally killing another youth Khalid Ahmad Dar on the spot. Leaders said that the sole purpose of this genocide is to suppress Kashmiri Nation by military might so that these brutal killings has crossed every limit and has now become intolerable for Kashmiris and no Kashmiri is ready to tolerate this genocide silently now. Leaders said that from 1947 till now, Lakhs of people have been killed and maimed by Indian army, police and forces. Though these killings have been triggered by Indian forces but the responsibility lies on the shoulders of those pro-India politicians, assembly members and so-called rulers who provide legal cover and immunity to the killers and thus contribute in this genocide, added JRL leaders. JRL leaders said that according to the law of nature every tyranny and tyrant has a fixed life and when tyranny exceeds its limits it is bound to perish, this is why Indian aggression and tyranny is also bound to die soon as it has also crossed every limit, said JRL. Leaders said that tolerating oppression with silence has never been the practice of living nations and as such Kashmiris can and will not accept this brutality silently and will keep resisting this aggression with valor and passion. JRL said that on one hand this genocide and suppression of a nation is going on and on the other hand international community is watching this inhumanity with silence which is highly disturbing. In fact international community is maintaining this criminal silence to safeguard its business and economic interests with India but we want to tell them that their silence on the plight of humans for petty consideration of business and economy will only termed as criminal and it is actually against the very ethics and ethos humanity and human values. Asking international community to shun its silence at the plight of Kashmiris, JRL said that it is the duty of international community to protect and safeguard humanity everywhere. JRL said that Indian rulers and their forces have choked every little space on peaceful political activities and space on every kind of protest has been banned and throttled by Indian occupation which is why that Kashmiris are forced to use Protest Strike for registering their protest and resistance. Leaders announced that Kashmiris will observe a complete shutdown on Saturday, 13th January 2018, against brutal killings at Khudwani, ongoing genocide of Kashmiri youth and other oppressive acts and register their protest and resistance against inhumanity. JRL leaders appealed people to shutdown their offices, business establishments, transport and other activities for one day and raise their voices against growing Indian state terrorism on Saturday, 13th January 2018.