JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohamad Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the decision of Government of India banning Jamat-e-Islami J&K after arresting dozens of its arrests.
JRL spokesman in a statement said that Jamat e Islami has been running many schools and educational institutions across the valley as a socio-religious organisation for decades. JRL said that post-Pulwama attack there has been a deliberate attempt to direct revenge against Kashmiri’s including attacks on students studying outside to mass arrests and crackdown, raids on homes of leadership and people across the valley to banning organisations and fiddling with 35A/370.
JRL said the way these authoritarian announcements are being made at night it looks very likely that the decision to remove 35 A/370 could also be made in this dramatic manner one of these days.
JRL said despite being under arrests and house arrest and in a difficult situation we are in touch with various segments of society the Bar association, traders, civil society and others to see how this assault will be resisted collectively by the nation. People have to vigilant and ready to defend this great assault against us as it is a matter of our very existence. It’s a do or die for Kashmiri’s who have staked all in the last 70 years of our struggle for self-determination having made tremendous sacrifices. We cannot let the sacrifices go in vain, the spokesman in a statement said.