JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 17


Srinagar, Feb 15: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown on 17 February in protest against the killing of Hurriyat leader Yousuf Nadeem, shifting of Kashmiri inmates from central jail Srinagar and the judicial bias of Indian judiciary against Kashmiris by staying the FIR against Indian Army in the Shopian case.
In a statement JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that shifting political inmates and lifers from central jail, cancellation of FIR against Shopian killers by Supreme Court and brutal killing of Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem are all glaring example of tyranny unleashed against Kashmiris.
JRL in the statement said that Yousuf Nadeem was a passionate freedom lover and his cold blooded in suspicious circumstances has raised many questions. They added that it has been an old ploy of agencies to terrorize freedom fighters by these kinds of gruesome killings done under the cover of ‘unknown’ person and it is imperative on United Jehad Council (UJC) to probe Nadeem’s killings on their level to stop these kinds of acts in future.
While terming the shifting of political prisoners to outside jails as ‘frustration’, JRL said that on one hand police is boasting about having busted the whole escape case (of Naved Jutt) within some hours and on the other hand poor inmates who are booked under PSA are shifted from Srinagar jail to Jammu for none of their fault.
“This is nothing but taking revenge from non-concerned and also putting a curtain on their own failures and frustrations by rulers and authorities,” the statement added.
JRL also said that the Supreme Court’s stay on the FIR against army in the Shopian Civilian murders case an eye opener for those mainstream politicians who have been staging a drama on Shopian killings and trying to be-fool Kashmiri people by their hypocrisy.
JRL said that Supreme Court verdict to stay FIR against killers of Kashmiri innocents actually clarifies the fact that every Indian institution has a prejudice against Kashmiris and the institution of justice is no exception in this.