SRINAGAR, MAY 30: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for shutdown in Kashmir on June 2 to protest against the increase in civilian killings and alleged high-handedness of the government forces.
JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a statement, asked the people to observe a general strike on June 2 to “register strong and peaceful protest against the barbaric and vile actions of brutality.”
The leadership condemned the recent increase in civilian killings, desecration of religious places, and unnecessary and unjustified deployment of heavy contingents of forces in Jamia Masjid Srinagar area, said the statement.
The JRL, according to the statement, also asked people to observe shutdown against “desecration of graveyards of martyrs, chopping off of orchards at Sugan Shopian, killing of a civilian Bilal Ahmad Ganie and plight of prisoners in various jails including Tihar.”
JRL appealed to the UN Secretary General and the UN member countries to appoint a delegation to take stock of the volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir regarding “gross violations of human rights at the hands of Indian forces.”
“Bulldozing of residential houses, chopping down the orchards belonging to family members of Hizb Commander Zeenat-ul-Islam and desecrating the graveyards of martyrs like Sameer Tiger & all other forms of state terrorism, the freedom loving people of Kashmir should rise to the occasion to safeguard their countless and precious sacrifices,” JRL said.
JRL condemned the “hypocritical role” played by the “puppet” chief minister of the state by remaining a “mere spectator of the atrocities” inflicted on the people of Kashmir and reminded her past when she used to “shed crocodile tears on the funeral of slain youth and meeting with families of our martyrs.”
Terming her past political postures as a “farce”, the JRL said the so-called chief minister of the state exploited the grave and grim situation created by the SOG under the shade of her predecessors, but today police force has been turned into SOG and a “reign of terror” has been unleashed in every nook and corner of the state.
“Civilians are being butchered, apple orchards destroyed, valuables looted, and honour and dignity of a common man has become vulnerable whereas graph of the human rights violations has crossed its climax,” said the JRL.
JRL while taking a dig at “so-called coalition regime, saying that occupational forces are suffering from moral bankruptcy and as of now they desecrate these graveyards and scriptures.”
The leadership said that the International norms does not permit such vile actions even with worst enemies. Taking a revenge from the family members of the warriors and desecrating their dead bodies is against all human, moral, religious and spiritual ethics.