Srinagar July 2: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has expressed grave concern over the “increasing highhandedness and employing SOG personnel as an aggressive and repressive measure” against peaceful, unarmed civilians and the pro-freedom leadership and activists.
JRL in a statement issued to GNS condemned the “nocturnal police raids, ransacking of properties and atrocities perpetrated against civilians and political activists engaged in peaceful political activities”, saying that pursuing the right to self-determination is “our birthright”.
“Indian authorities are hell bent to curb and strangulate the genuine aspirations and political voice for the right to self-determination,” it said, adding, “The purely political and peaceful movement as recognized in UN is being negated and denied with muscular policy and by resorting to military might.”
JRL said that military actions with “vengeance” are repeatedly utilized to create a frightful atmosphere in nook and corner of the state.
Hailing the “commitment, persistence and unshakable resolve” of people, JRL said that “people are facing a big military power suffering from arrogance”.
It also paid tributes to slain youth Mudasir Ahmad Wani and Nisar Ahmad Bhat saying that “the grieved families are anxiously waiting to receive their dead bodies for the last glimpse”.
JRL appealed the world community and UNO to use their good offices and impress upon India to shun its military and “egoistic” approach. The leadership also demanded UN intervention to resolve the long pending issue of Kashmir. (GNS)