Following the killing of a civilian in Srinagar, Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that people will observe a protest shutdown tomorrow (October 18), against the “atrocities” being inflicted on people including killings, arbitrary arrests, and PSAs, destruction of homes, harassment of students, attack on journalists and all other measures of “repression.”
The Leadership in a statement expressed deep anguish and grief at the killing of son of the house owner young Rayees Ahmed and two militants Mehraj ud Din Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza in Fateh Kadal today morning by the government forces, razing down of the house and damaging others around it and the cardiac arrest suffered by the owner of the house due to the forces action.
JRL spokesman said that state “repression” against people is increasing with each passing day as it gets manifest in different forms of atrocities being committed. State machinery is all out to crush people in order to crush their dissent. Communication lines are blocked as the internet is suspended frequently. youth and activists are arbitrarily booked under draconian PSA and sent to outside jails.
JRL said that there is no law in the land except the law of state might. Universities and colleges are forcibly closed to disallow students from raising their voice against daily killings and atrocities. Kashmiri Students in outside universities are booked in false cases and harassed. Even news reporters and photographers are not spared and thrashed!
Election dramas are foisted upon us through force while our very existence as a people is legally threatened in Indian Supreme Court. JRL said no voice of humanity and justice is being heard in India today that speaks up for what the people of Kashmir are being subject to by their rulers in the democratic country.