JRL asks people to resume work from today, condemns killing tourist

‘continue protests by wearing black flags and fixing them atop houses’  

JRL has asked people to resume work from today

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has asked people to resume their work from Wednesday.

The decision was taken by the JRL after Kashmir observed strike for coonstant three days.

The JRL appealed people of all walks of life that include employees, lawyers, teaches, traders and transporters and others to continue their protest and resentment against unabated killings by government forces by wearing black badges on arms and fixing black flags atop houses, shops and vehicles.

JRL also urged the Imams of all the mosques, shrines and Imam Baras to offer funeral prayers in absentia for the thirteen persons killed in Shopian and Srinagar after congregational Friday prayers on May 11 and to read and pass a JRL resolution.

At least ten persons including five militants and six civilians were killed in Shopian on Sunday whole over 130 civilians sustained bullet injuries. The dead militant include hizbul Mujahideen commander Saddam padder and Kashmir university assistant professor.

In Srinagar, three militants were killed in gunbattle with forces while one civilian was mowed to death by the police vehcile last week.

Terming the present prevailing situation in Kashmir as extremely worrisome and painful for every citizen stated that Kashmir has been turned into graveyard of Kashmiris where each day we have to shoulder the coffins of our dear ones brutally killed by Government forces, the JRL stated

JRL, all of who continue to remain caged at home or in jail said that our streets, villages and roads have been turned red with the blood of our youth by the trigger-happy forces who kill anyone be it armed youth protestors or even those inside their homes.

“Those that do not die of the forces brutality are either blinded maimed or grievously injured for life,” the JRL added.

JRL also mourned the death of 17 year-old Safeel Ahmed, resident of Nagabal, Shopian injured in forces indiscriminate firing and bloodbath of Sunday succumbing at SMHS on Tuesday.

The trio paid paid glowing tributes to all those killed by the Indian forces in Shopian and said their sacrifices are etched in our collective consciousness even as we mourn their deaths

The Leadership applauded the courage and bravery of people of Kashmir for remaining steadfast and resolute in this toughest hour of repression and said resistance to oppression has to be made a way of life both at individual and collective levels.

The leadership said that unabated killing of civilians is a critical concern for the nation and JRL had met last week to deliberate upon it and was going to take the public on board regarding the deliberations but the authorities did not allow them to do so as they were again detained.

JRL also strongly condemned and expressed grief at the sad incident at Narbal in which a young tourist from Tamil Nadu was hit with a stone who later died in hospital and a local lady was injured.

JRL said that such incidents go against the grain of our humanity religion and culture.

Elements who do so defame the sacred people’s movement by such inhuman actions.

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