JRL condemns restrictions

JRL condemns restrictions
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Srinagar, May 11: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik strongly condemned the government’s decision of once again caging the entire resistance leadership and imposing curbs in downtown Srinagar, barring Muslims from offering mandatory Friday payers at Jamia Masjid, Srinagar and turning entire south Kashmir into a military fortress.
In a statement, JRL said that “while our youth are being brutally massacred no voice is allowed to be raised against this planned genocide.”
The leadership said that even funeral prayers in absentia are not allowed as leadership had said that they will be offered for the five armed youth and seven civilians killed by forces last week in Shopian and Srinagar.
They said that the more repressive measures GoI and its local supporters in Kashmir would employ to force the resistance camp and the people of Kashmir into submission, the stronger would be the resolve to fight back for freedom from forcible rule.
The leadership said that “the disproportionate war being fought against the people of Kashmir by the ruling BJP regime at the Centre to push the people of Kashmir to the wall and break our resolve will never succeed as people are fighting for securing the inalienable right to determine our future guaranteed by the world’s highest body—the United Nations Security Council.”
The leadership said that in almost all the Masjids, shrines and Imam Baras across Kashmir where there were no restrictions, a resolution framed by the JRL that condemned the killing of 13 people in Shopian and Srinagar and blinding and maiming of scores of innocent youth with deadly pellets and lethal shells, terming it as the worst form of state repression was adopted and unanimously passed.
“The people across Kashmir also expressed their condolence to all those martyred by the government forces last week and took a pledge to remain steadfast towards the movement,” the statement added.