Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik strongly condemning the killing of a pregnant lady Firdousa, wife of Khursheed Ahmed Sheikh of Shadimarg, Pulwama, in an exchange of firing expressed its serious anger and grief over the incident.
The JRL said the gory incident in which Firdousa was killed who was pregnant by six months reflects the nature of atrocities being inflicted on the people of Kashmir. The JRL prayed to Almighty to grant patience to the husband of slain Firdousa and to give her highest standards in Janah. It is pertinent to mention Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house confinement while as Muhammad Yasin Malik was released this morning.
The leadership termed the brutal thrashing of at least people including two women at Trichal Pulwama at the hands of forces, who went berserk as the worst form of state terrorism and the direct outcome of the unbridled powers given to the armed forces in Kashmir. The leadership said in absence of any accountability forces are killing, maiming and thrashing the people of their choice anywhere and anytime at their wish and will.
The JRL said that Kashmir is going through the blackest chapter of the history wherein people are killed, youth thrashed, maimed, people of all ages subjected to torture and detention, properties vandalized and that resistance leadership is either confined to their house or lodged in various jails so that they are barred from raising voice.
Expressing serious concern over the safety and security of hundreds of Kashmiri students studying outside Kashmir and the unemployed Kashmiri youth looking for jobs there, the JRL urged the heads of various Indian states to ensure safety and security of all Kashmiris and to take steps to stop their harassment by various fanatic elements.