Making a fervent appeal to the people of Sopore and Zainageer to observe a complete shutdown on 14th September, Friday as a strong protest against the gruesome killing of Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani of Bomai Sopore at the hands of “Indian agencies”, the Joint Resistance Leadership in an emergency meeting, held at Haiderpora Srinagar, decided after thorough deliberations.
The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Mohammad Yasin Malik after taking a keen account of the report submitted by the nominating committee and the public revelations alleged that the invisible hand of “Indian agencies” in the gruesome killing can’t be ruled out.
The meeting expressed its grave concern on the revival of custodial as well as the mysterious killings in Jammu and Kashmir to give vent to group clashes and anarchy.
Citing the case of custodial killing of Ashfaq Ahmad Wani at Naseem Bagh Srinagar and the brutal killing of Hakeem-ur-Rehman at Bomai Sopore, the JRL blamed “Indian fascist regime” for designing conspiracies to drive a wedge in unwavering unity of the people of Kashmir displayed to foil the nefarious designs to change the demography and state subject law, in addition, to thrust any sham elections on the people of the state.
On the directions of JRL leadership, Mohammad Yaseen Malik visited Bomai Sopore to pay hearty condolences with the bereaved widow and five girl kids of the said martyr. While addressing the gathering, Mohammad Yasin Malik reiterated the JRL’s commitment to take the movement for the right to self-determination to its logical conclusion.