Joint Resistance Leadership led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday hailed the people of Kashmir for showing deep resentment and condemning unequivocally the killing of Amarnath yatris and rushing to provide aid and assistance to the injured in hospitals.
The leaders said it is highly commendable that despite being subject to severe “state brutalization and unprecedented repression” for decades, and hatred promoted against them through Indian electronic media, the people of Kashmir have retained their humanitarian values and their belief in the great Kashmir ethos.
The protests over this ghastly act and the participation of all segments of society in it, is heartening.
The leaders said this should serve as an eye opener to those who encourage polarization as a political tool and leave no stone unturned to demonize people through media and crush them by use of force for their just political aspirations that have a historical and democratic bases.
The leaders said that all bloodshed on all sides is uncalled for, unfortunate and painful and should stop and that can happen only when the reality of Kashmir is accepted and ways and means of resolving the dispute addressed by the Indian State.
Referring to the remarks made by Union Minister Dr Jitendra at a press briefing in Srinagar today, the leaders said that resorting to nationalistic rhetoric, denial of ground realities and degrading the resistance leadership will not help in changing the grave situation in Kashmir for better.
The leadership said that if the GoI is seriously interested in the welfare of the youth of Kashmir and wants peace in the region then it has to engage with their political sentiment and aspirations and give them the basic right to decide their future dispensation as guaranteed by the first PM of India and the international Community.