SRINAGAR, JUNE 24: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Sunday demanded impartial probe by UNHRC or by some international agency into Machil Kupwara encounter, wherein reportedly three youth were slain in fake encounter on June 06.
JRL expressed their deep grief and concern over the killing of three youth including Zahid Rashid (Kantpora Kulgam) in mysterious circumstances and termed it a very sensitive issue and a matter of concern for all. “The youth were brutally massacred and buried in mysterious circumstances,” they said. “We feel the pain of separation and the demand for their burials according religious rituals is humanitarian.
Meanwhile various deputations called on joint resistance leadership and briefed and apprised about the situations arising about reluctance of authorities. The statement said that during the interaction with JRL the deputation said that authorities are reluctant to return the dead bodies of youth, slain in Machil Kupwara encounter. Denying burial (of slain youth) as per religious rites is insensitive and callous.”, they added.
“It is matter of grave concern that brutal Indian forces detain and later kill our youth in far-off places and bury them in unknown graves.” they said.
The joint leadership in their statement appealed international community to initiate an impartial probe and ascertain the identity of those buried in unmarked graves.
“We are facing state sponsored terrorism since past 70 years, saying our nation despite all odds and tough situations are braving and facing bullets and pellets with exemplary valour and firm determination.”
Joint resistance leadership said,” Kashmiris will continue with their struggle till freedom is achieved and added that instead of facing resistance leaders on political turf, they are being caged and forces are carrying massacre, saying we will never surrender or succumb to pressure but will pursue our cherished mission till it is taken to its logical conclusion.
JRL suggested Indian authorities to read writing on wall, saying that force, intimidations, detentions and killing won’t force us to submission and stressed to resolve Kashmir issue in its historical perspective and as per aspirations of subjugated people.