Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) said that ban on Jamaat e Islami, arrests and assault on the state’s hereditary state subject law are all authoritarian decisions aimed at weakening the people’s movement and to intimidate leadership and people of Kashmir.

Quoting JRL leaders comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, the spokesman said that people and leadership are engaged in a political and human struggle for Kashmir resolution as per the internationally accepted and democratic principle of self-determination.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Mohammad Yasin Malik

Leadership said that “authoritarianism” is no solution to issues and will not yield the results that Delhi wants as has been proved in the last three decades. Talks and dialogue is the most peaceful and democratic manner to address issues and bring peace in the subcontinent.

Leadership urged the Imams and Khateebs to highlight the issue on coming Friday and asked people to peacefully protest against these “arbitrary and authoritarian” moves which include banning and arrest of Jama’at cadres, an attempt at diluting hereditary state subject laws and raids on leadership.


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