JRL calls for Lal Chowk Chalo on Saturday

Srinagar, May 15: The Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday called Lal Chowk Chalo on Saturday May 19 against the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and dared the Modi government to lift ban on the political activities of pro-freedom leaders.
In an extra ordinary meeting the leaders strongly condemned the atrocities committed against people throughout the Kashmir,” the JRL said and added that proposed visit of Indian premier is aimed at to hoodwink the opinion of international community.
According to a statement, blaming forces for turning whole state into a battle field, the leadership said that innocent people are detained on frivolous charges and are detained in different jails while as youth are being pushed to the wall, adding, such undemocratic and inhuman situation can’t be tolerated for long.
The resistance leadership is denied the political space and genuine voices strangulated and added that those detained are subjected to torture and inhuman behavior, statement said.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) said that though Indian state and its abettors in Jammu Kashmir have put almost all the leadership either in jails or under house arrest, but despite these oppressive tactics and use of police and military might, JRL will stage a peaceful protest on May 19. JRL said that forcing silence of a graveyard by using military might and designating it as peace can only be termed as foolishness and if rulers and their abettors really believe in democracy and freedom of speech, they should stop their oppressive tactics and allow JRL to hold this peaceful protest.
JRL leaders said a fascist government in power, is trying to paint their wrong doings and killings and arranging these patch works and visits of their masters and added it is their ploy to give wrong impression of brutal pacification of Kashmir as peace and return of normalcy.
JRL leaders said that Lal Chowk Chalo has been called to demonstrate before the whole world what people of Kashmir stand for. “If rulers assume that oppression unleashed by their army and forces has crushed resistance in Kashmir, then they should find some courage to lift ban on political activities of the resistance camp and allow such programs,” JRL said in a statement.
Lal Chowk Chalo will highlight the miseries and hardships faced by the people of Kashmir at the hands of oppressive forces, it will also highlight the reign of terror unleashed by forces and it will also be a show of solidarity with the people of south Kashmir where Indian army, forces and police have let loose an ugly phase of horror.
The leadership decided to form a six member committee so that a mechanisms for public participation in getting ideas and inputs and in decision making and implementation will be created, statement said. All segments of public including writers’ intellectuals, traders, chambers of commerce, transporters teachers lawyers, doctors’ students activists will be made a part of the broad based mechanism. The leadership will put forth its views and ideas that have been deliberated upon and during discussions with them will take their inputs. A consensus on the course and implementation will be jointly taken and the public informed. The public has to prepare itself to follow the programs in letter and spirit. The situation is grave, the road is long and tough. But our courage and determination unwavering. Together with unity and steadfastness victory will be ours.
Meanwhile, paying rich tributes to Shaheed-e-Millat, Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Abdul Gani Lone and all the martyrs of the movement, the joint resistance leadership decided to call peaceful public gathering on May 21 to commemorate the martyrdom anniversaries of Shaheed-e-Millat, Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Abdul Gani Lone, martyrs of Hawal and all the martyrs of movement.
The statement stated that the people of Kashmir have offered huge and continue to offer great sacrifices of their life limb and property for the rightful cause of freedom and on May 21 people will reiterate their pledge with ongoing freedom movement. The Resistance leadership has called for a shutdown on the 21st of May. (KNS)