Raise voice against ‘forces brutalities’ during Friday sermons: Resistance leaders to Imams


Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday asked prayer leaders of all the mosques across Kashmir to raise voice against the “unabated atrocities” being committed by government forces in south Kashmir during Friday sermons.

JRL asked them to condemn alleged forces’ brutalities in unison to express solidarity with the people of southern districts of Kashmir.

The leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik also strongly condemned the killing of a 16-year-old student Mohammad younus at Gulabagh, Tral in Puwlama due to “indiscriminate pellet firing” by forces.

The JRL alleged that forces “are on a terror spree in south Kashmir areas every day.”

“Under the garb of CASO [cordon and search operation], youth are being brutally killed and a huge population placed under siege, people harassed, property damaged and even women and children terrorized,” they said, in a statement, issued here today.

The JRL said that it seems that government and its forces, police, army, CRPF have declared war against the people of south Kashmir as there is no end to atrocities inflicted on the people.

The leadership said that after Friday prayers on August 11, people will stage peaceful protest against the forces “highhandedness and new wave of terror unleashed on the people of South Kashmir.”

The JRL urged the people of Kashmir to make the strike call given for Saturday (August 12) a success stating that the call is against the assault on the J&K’s special status and continuous killings of Kashmiris at the hands of forces.


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