JRL demands international probe into ‘fake’ Machil encounter

Srinagar :The joint leadership Sunday appealed international community to initiate an impartial probe into the Machil encounter and ascertain the identity of those buried in unmarked graves.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik demanded an impartial probe by UNHRC or by some international agency into Machil Kupwara encounter.

In a statement issued here the JRL expressed deep grief and concern over the killing of three youth including Zahid Rashid (Kantpora Kulgam) in mysterious circumstances and termed it a very sensitive issue and a matter of concern for all.

“The youth were brutally massacred and buried in mysterious circumstances,” they said. “We feel the pain of separation and the demand for their burials according religious rituals is humanitarian.

JRL termed the denying of burial (of slain youth) as per religious rites as insensitive and callous.

‘It is matter of grave concern that brutal Indian forces detain and later kill our youth in far-off places and bury them in unknown graves,’ the statement read

“We are facing state sponsored terrorism since past 70 years, saying our nation despite all odds and tough situations are braving and facing bullets and pellets with exemplary valour and firm determination,” the leaders said.

Joint resistance leadership said,” Kashmiris will continue with their struggle till freedom is achieved and added that instead of facing resistance leaders on political turf, they are being caged and forces are carrying massacre, saying we will never surrender or succumb to pressure but will pursue our cherished mission till it is taken to its logical conclusion.

JRL suggested Indian authorities to read writing on wall, saying that force, intimidations, detentions and killing won’t force us to submission and stressed to resolve Kashmir issue in its historical perspective and as per aspirations of subjugated people.














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