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JRL calls for protests after Friday prayers

Condemns killing of 17-year teenager


Srinagar, Jan 25 (KNS): Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik called for Kashmir-wide protests after congregational Friday prayers on 26th January against the killing of civilians, indiscriminate firing and use of pellets, vandalising properties.
In a joint statement to KNS, JRL impressed religious clerics to lead protest demonstration and aware people about ongoing bloodshed perpetrated by state administration and asked to raise the cause of supressed and oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Strongly condemning the killing of 17-year teenager, Shakir Ahmad Mir in Shopian by the government forces, the resistance leaders said that it is very unfortunate and blamed state administration, police and occupational forces for these brutal killings.
Denouncing state rulers for their deceit and haughty approach, they said that this brutal killing proved that their parroting and tall claims for their so-called democracy are hoax and celebration for so-called republican day is just an enacted drama to hoodwink international community.
Paying glowing tributes to the slain youth in Shopian gunfight, resistance leadership said, “the youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a greater cause to serve the nation and we are duty-bound to carry their mission to its logical end.”
Blaming India's “haughty” and “stubborn” approach for “continuous bloodshed” in the state, JRL in a statement today, said, we are duty bound to pursue their mission with sincere heart and dedication.
Joint leadership while appealing international community for their cognizance of appalling situations and state sponsored terrorism, impressed to raise their voice and come to the rescue of subjugated people in Kashmir.
The growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a battle field, added JRL. Under well thought out plane the Indian authorities, forces and their henchmen are carrying genocide, said JRL.
Meanwhile In a telephonic address to mourners and  the people participated in funeral prayers of slain youth Firdous Ahmad in Shopian ,Syed Ali  Geelani said that these youth are leaving a heavy responsibility on our shoulders and added that the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and Kashmiris will never forget their sacrifices.
Appealing people to boycott upcoming elections, Geelani said that our nation is insecure in the hands of these puppet and cruel authorities, saying that our culture, civilization, religion and dignity is at stake. We must protect and safeguard these sacrifices at any cost.” said Geelani and added that taking part in election process tantamount “to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs” saying “any sort of participation in elections would prolong our struggle for freedom”.
Meanwhile Joint Resistance Leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik thanked people of Handwara for observing shutdown against the brutal and cruel act of the army and demanded impartial investigation into this massacre so that killers are held strictly accountable.
While commemorating the 23 slain minority community members of Wandhama killed on 25th January in 1998, the joint leadership expressed their solidarity and sympathy with the grieved families.
Joint resistance leaders said that during past 30 years the Indian forces brutally killed thousands of innocents and demanded impartial investigation into this massacre so that the involved forces personnel are held strictly accountable., so it becomes the responsibility of the world community to come forward and discharge their duties in giving justice to the unarmed and innocent Kashmiris,” they said.
Meanwhile Tehreek-e-Huriyat, Thursday organized special prayers in Handwara here in the memory of 25 January 1990 bloodshed and Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Manzoor Ahmad, Saif-u-Din Mir, Ab Ahad Mir and dozens of other activists participated in Fateh Khawni for victims of Handwara massacre. (KNS)