SRINAGAR: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and incarcerated Muhammad Yasin Malik while strongly condemning arrests said that raids of NIA against almost whole resistance leadership, widespread spree of arrests in nooks and corners of Kashmir valley and continued threats to tinker with state subject law are acts aimed to break the nerves of Kashmiris, and to shut down the voices of Kashmiris.
The spokesman said that Kashmir will observe a complete and comprehensive shut down on February 27, and 28, 2019. It is pertinent to mention that sleuths of NIA accompanied by Kashmir Police and CRPF started raiding the residences of Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, incarcerated Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, incarcerated Syed Shabir Ahmad Shah, incarcerated Masarat Aalam Butt, Syed Naseem Geelani son of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Zaffar Akbar Butt and others.
NIA accompanied by local police officials even did not bother to knock the doors bells and straightaway barged into rooms of leaders and started vandalizing their houses and intimidating their families. This act of clear vengeance in many cases continued from early morning till late in the day and ended after the complete devastation of the houses and families under siege, the spokesman said.
The leadership has now called for shutdown on this Wednesday and Thursday against NIA raids, ongoing widespread spree of arrests and threats to tinker with state subject law under the garb of 35 (A) which is scheduled to be heard at supreme court tomorrow, JRL leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and incarcerated Muhammad Yasin Malik said that a war has been unleashed against people of Kashmir by the people who are being provoked to through biased media channels and raucous debates by the political leaders.
JRL said that barging into the privacy of homes without a knock, vandalizing houses in the name of search and intimidating families can only be termed as the worst form of hounding by NIA and police who have today descended to lowest of ethics and morality in Kashmir.
Asking people of Kashmir to remain ready for every eventuality, JRL said that our lives, families, existence, resistance and everything is in danger and we as a nation should remain vigilant and be ready to launch a passionate people’s revolution.