JRL appeals people to observe shutdown on PM Modi’s arrival to Kashmir

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Srinagar

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik appealed people to observe a complete shutdown on Sunday, February 3, 2019, when prime minister Modi is scheduled to arrive in Jammu and Kashmir.

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

The JRL spokesman while appealing people of Kashmir to observe a complete shutdown on Sunday, said that last five years of Modi rule has brought only miseries and agony to the people of Jammu Kashmir as in his pursuit to “crush” genuine Kashmiri demand of right to self-determination, Modi as prime minister ordered killings and maiming of Kashmiris, destruction of properties, damaging of Kashmiri economy, and incarcerations of thousands of Kashmiris.

“Arrival of such a person who ordered all this cannot be an occasion of joy for us as it only deserves our strong protest and resentment. When PM Modi assumed the office of prime minister in 2014, he on priority basis adopted and implemented a vicious iron fist policy to crush Kashmiris. His government came out with policies like the construction of Israeli type settlements for Kashmiri Pandits, separate colonies for ex-Indian army personnel and providing a permanent resident-ship to West Pakistan refugees living in Jammu Kashmir,” the spokesman quoted the leaders as saying.

JRL spokesman said that it is Modi Rule that left no stone unturned to damage Kashmiri economy by implementing tax regimes like GST, stopping tourists from coming to Kashmir and also looting our resources like water and Forests. JRL said that during his last visit, Modi Ji was appealed by Kashmiri tourist operators to appeal tourists to come to Kashmir but instead he asked Kashmiris to opt between tourism and terrorism and thus gave a clear message to tourists to not to visit Kashmir.

JRL spokesman added that this time Modi is coming to Jammu Kashmir with a proposal of handing over 850-MV Ratle power project to national hydroelectric power cooperation (NHPC). This is a systematic plan to continue loot of our resources and completely undermine our economy and make us beg before New Delhi for using our own resources. Our resources are being utilized to light up the other states as we the people of Kashmir despite paying heavy bills are being deprived of electricity in the extreme cold season and furthermore threatened to privatize electricity by installing pre-paid meters and so on.

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