JRL condemns Shopian civilian killing

Srinagar

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik strongly condemned the killing of yet another civilian Bilal Ahmed Khan in Gannopora  Shopian and critical injuries to over two dozen protesters when forces fired upon them during an encounter In the area.

The spokesman in a statement said that a complete strike will be observed on August 5 against the assault on article 35 A, the strike will also be observed as a protest against the unabated killing of civilians and armed youth and maiming and injuries inflicted on youth in pellet and bullet firing upon them.

JRL paid rich tributes to the five armed youth martyred in Shopian gunfight and said that after zuhr prayers on August 5 funeral prayers in absentia will be held across Kashmir for the civilians and armed youth killed in the recent encounters across Kashmir.

The Leadership asked the people to make the strike call for August 5 and 6 a success so that a strong message goes to the international community of how New Delhi was crushing the legitimate struggle of people through its military and deceitful means.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) Conference General Secretary, in a press release condemned the arrest of a senior youth leader, Umar Aadil Dar at the hands of police station Islamabad and slapping public safety act (PSA) on him.

Terming his arrest as an act of sheer vengeance, Hurriyat leader expressed his anguish on the rampant use of public safety act, which curbs the civil liberty of the detained person without any legal trail and justification.

Extending his full support to the JRL program, Hurriyat leader urged people belonging to all walks of life to participate in the religious prayers in absentia for the slain militants killed in Shopian.

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