Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has asked people to stage a dharna (sit-in) outside the civil secretariat till carnage is not stopped in Kashmir.
The statement has come after ten people including five militants and five civilians were killed by government forces in Banigam village of south Kashmir’s shopian district. The dead include a prominent Hizb commander Saddam padder and the Kashmir university assistant professor, Dr Rafi Bhat.
“Tomorrow the 7th of May as the “darbar” of the rulers who preside over our massacres and murders will open in Srinagar leadership and people including lawyers traders transporters Doctors government employees journalists and others will move towards the civil secretariat, and at around 12pm in the afternoon will sit in a peaceful dharna till the perpetrators do not agree to put an end to the daily carnage,” the JRL stated.
The government offices will resume their work in summer capital Srinagar on Monday after six months.
Every year the government offices or the Durbar moves to winter capital Jammu for six months while for the rest six summer months they operate from summer capital Srinagar.
JRL said that while the protest strike will continue tomorrow people can move towards the secretariat in their private vehicles or on foot peacefully and with discipline.
The JRL said that as the durbar will opens on Monday there is every likelihood that those patronising the bloodbath in Kashmir would further intensify the civilian killings once they assume the sets of power in the cozy secretariat rooms.
They said instead of providing relief, the job of PDP-BJP has been to kill, kill and kill especially the youth and whosoever raises a voice against the illegal control of New Delhi on Kashmir.
Expressing strong resentment and anger over the bloodbath by the forces in Shopian, the JRL said that the indiscriminate manner in which Kashmiri are killed daily has the go ahead from New Delhi that has given full authority to its forces to empty the barrels of their guns on Kashmiris at will, as was again witnessed in Shopian today where five armed youth and more than five protestors were gunned down and dozens critically injuring with lethal pellets and live bullets.
There is no remorse no regret by the perpetrators at these gruesome killings and in fact they are justified as if Kashmiris are not humans but serfs of India who have to be crushed and taught the lesson in servility.
Paying rich tributes to five armed youth including the professor of Kashmir University leadership said that ultimate repression and iron fist policy of New Delhi with the support of local collaborators has made educated and budding youth take to arms .
JRL said all means of peaceful protests or expression of resistance have been choked leaving the youth of Kashmir with the choice to pick up arms as a means of resistance against oppression which then leads to their martyrdom.
The JRL said that one thing is clear that New Delhi has decided on a military approach in dealing with Kashmir and the conflict.
“But Delhi and its local supporters in their arrogance of power ,fail to understand that neither people of Kashmir nor the resistance leadership will be coerced into submission,” JRL stated.
The leadership said that while there is no doubt about the Delhi’s vision on Kashmir which is to kill every Kashmiri, it becomes the moral duty of international community to stand up and play their part in resolving the vexed issue for the everlasting peace in sub-continent.
They said everyday Kashmiris are shouldering the coffins of their loved ones while international community is observing a criminal silence over it.
JRL urged the world bodies to break their silence and intervene into the resolution of Kashmir issue at the earliest.