Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Thursday said harassing and humiliating families of armed youth by the government forces will only “worsen the situation and turn it ugly and out of control.”
In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Miwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik strongly condemned the ploys being employed by the authorities to punish intimidate harass and humiliate the families of armed youth .
The leadership said that the arbitrary arrest of 70-year-old Assadullah Naikoo father of Reyaz Naikoo and two brothers of Lateef Tiger, burning down of the homes of two armed youth— Shahjahan and Syed Naveed in Shopian district and arrest by NIA of Syed Shakeel, the second son of Syed Salahudin besides arrest of dozens of youth from Pulwama are acts of “pure revenge” which “can in no way deter Kashmiri’s from pursing the goal of freedom from oppression and occupation.”
The leadership said that use of unbridled force and military might against Kashmiri’s only strengthens “our resolve.”
“The the sacrifices offered by each segment of society and their unflinchingly support and dedication to the principled cause sends a strong message to the powers that be in New Delhi which has unnerved them and their only response to it is repression through authoritarian and absolute use of force.”
The JRL said the sacrifices and steadfastness of people will one day force GoI to relent and accept the reality of “Kashmir dispute and the inevitability to resolve it.”
Denouncing imposition of curfew in many parts of Kashmir, the JRL paid rich tributes to two armed youth killed in an encounter at Hajin in Bandipora with government forces.
The leadership also thanked the people of J&K for observing an exemplary protest strike against the attempts to assault on the hereditary state subject laws, warning stating that people will immediately hit the streets in protest in case of any adverse judgment by Supreme Court of India.