JRL calls for shutdown in IOK tomorrow

Srinagar, September 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leaders comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik while paying tributes to the six Kashmiri martyrs have called for a complete shutdown, tomorrow, against the killings. The leadership in a joint statement in Srinagar extended their sympathies with the dozens of people critically injured during protests at Qazigund in Kulgam, yesterday.

The JRL made a fervent appeal to the people to observe complete shutdown on Monday against turning Kashmir, especially South Kashmir into a battlefield. The JRL said, “These young martyrs are sacrificing their present for our best future.”

“The stubbornness of India is the stumbling block in the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute through exercise of right to self-determination,” the JLR said. “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,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the JRL expressed grave concern over the use of the summoning of political leaders and activists to police stations and Indian army camps. The leadership termed the action as a mark of tyranny to suppress the voice of a popular movement for right to self-determination.

“The police personnel and the army intelligence agencies, as per reports from the political activists associated with the resistance movement, summon the persons to their camps which has caused panic and constant threat to their lives,” it said.

The JRL appealed to the UN and its Human Rights Council and all other recognized rights organisations to take cognizance of threat to the life of pro-resistance activists in the occupied territory.

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