Every nation at the end of the year proudly announces its achievements in various fields, sets new targets for the coming year and compares their previous shortcomings to ensure better quality of life in future, but our nation is forced to keep the count of our dead ones, keep the record of death and destruction around us, this was stated by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a meeting held on Monday at Hyderpora, Srinagar.
The spokesman said that leaders once again condemned the unfortunate incident of desecration of the pulpit of Jamia Masjid Srinagar and said that these mischievous actions cannot be tolerated and people should be cautious and conscious about such disrespectful events. Leaders announced January 4, 2019, as “Youm-ul-Taqadus” and are jointly to offer Friday prayers on this date.
Describing the horrifying situation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and labelling the year 2018 as “Red-18”, JRL said that human blood is spilled all over the state. Every street, every slope, busy markets, open fields or even long and torturous borders– everywhere there is blood of humans, be it of armed youth, common people, government informers, political workers, freedom lovers, policemen or even government forces, everybody’s blood is red and whenever it is spilled, humanity ceases to exist.
Giving details of the bloody events of 2018, Pro-freedom Leaders said that more than 587 violent incidents have cost 240 “armed youth”, 37 civilians, 86 armed forces in addition to thousands of bullet and pallet injuries. Scores of residential houses have been raised to the ground by the dynamite. They said that elderly people, kids and women have been made to shiver in bone-chilling temperature of -80, setting new records and South Kashmir is the worst hit.
Leadership said that these self-centered, multi-faced politicians every now and then pop up with latest slogans—nowadays their belly is again aching with colic of “Autonomy”, sometimes they yell to Hurriyat to “go ahead” just to encash the public sentiment, they roar with the slogan of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” to appease their masters.
They said that every group competes with their rivals in killings, maiming, blinding and destruction. “If one killed hundreds of school going children like Tufail Matoo and Wamiq Farooq, other in her tenure sarcastically commenting “milk and toffee” remarks to justify ruthless killings”. They said that now the fresh entrants, masters in the art of deceit and appeasement, groomed and nourished in the lap of the saffron brigade have been assigned the job of “collaborators”. Political vultures from every filth and dampness are attracted to this new power source.
JRL in their statement urged United Nations and International Human Rights Organizations to take cognizance of a recent report by UNHRC about the deteriorating human values and prevailing bloodshed in the state and urged them to use their good offices and to take steps for its peaceful resolution and for putting an end to this “bloodshed”.