Describing the ongoing military operation against militants “aimed at snatching our young ones”, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown on Wednesday, July 11, against the civilian killings and also appealed people to march toward the old martyrs graveyard at Naqshband Sahib July 13 to commemorate the massacre by Dogra army on this day in 1931.
Paying rich tributes to Ubaid Manzoor Lone (Nadihal Baramula) Tamseel Ahmad (Shopian and recently martyrs Andleeb Ali, Shakir Ahmad Khandey, Irshad Ahmad and martyrs of Shopian encounter, the JRL expressed deep concern over these heart wrenching incidents. The statement blamed Indian authorities and their forces for “merciless killings” saying “their approach is haughty and aimed at snatching our young and budding souls.”
JRL statement while referring to the murder of a woman, who was stabbed to death by some criminals , said, “under the very noose and in presence of heavy contingents of army personnel the culprits barged into a house and after killing a woman fled away unnoticed with belongings from the scene.”
The JRL has blamed authorities for reviving Ikhwaan, a counter insurgent militia that was active in mid 1990s, and said that the “commitment and resolve of the people with ongoing freedom movement has frustrated authorities”.
Appealing people to foil any attempt aimed at “creating misgivings and disunity among various sections and religious sects of society”, the JRL cautioned about the “conspiracies being hatched by fanatical and communalistic sections.”
The statement claimed that the atrocities against people have escalated ever since the UNHRC made its report about human rights abuse public. “The Indian brutal authorities feel unnerved and as such feel desperate to tarnish the bond of unity among various sections of our society”.
The statement claimed that the Sikh community was also being targeted to create a wedge between different communities living in the state. “We will never allow these miscreants to play with sentiments of different communities living in state.”
JRL expressed deep concern over the unabated arrests and detention of civilians, youth, leadership and political activists across the state and added that reports pouring in reveal that people from Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kulgam, Anantnag and other places were being arrested during night raids.