Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik have strongly condemned the ploys being employed by the authorities to punish intimidate harass and humiliate the families of militants. They said that these measures will only worsen the situation and turn it ugly and out of control.
The spokesman in a statement said that arbitrary arrest of 70 year old Assadullah Naikoo father of Reyaz Naikoo and two brothers of Lateef Tiger, burning down of the homes of two militants Shahjahan and Syed Naveed in Shopian district and arrest by NIA of Syed Shakeel, the second son of Syed Salahuddin, besides arrest of dozens of youth from Pulwama are acts of pure revenge which can in no way deter Kashmiri’s from pursuing the goal of freedom.
Leadership said that use of unbridled force against Kashmiri’s only strengthens their resolve. They said that the sacrifices offered by each segment of society and their unflinchingly support and dedication to the principled cause sends a strong message to the powers that be in New Delhi which has unnerved them and their only response to it is “repression” through authoritarian and absolute use of force.
JRL said the sacrifices and steadfastness of people will one day force GOI to relent and accept the reality of Kashmir dispute and the inevitability to resolve it.
Denouncing imposition of curfew in many parts of Kashmir, the Leadership paid rich tributes to two militants killed in an encounter at Hajin in Bandipora with government forces.
Leadership thanked the people of J&K for observing an exemplary protest strike against the assault on the hereditary state subject laws warning stating that people will immediately hit the streets in protest in case of any adverse judgment by Supreme Court.