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JRL condemns killing of woman in exchange of fire at Shadimarg Pulwama

‘Woman's killing reflects nature of atrocities inflicted on people in Kashmir’


KNS

Srinagar, Oct 20 (KNS): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik strongly condemning the killing of a pregnant lady Firdousa, wife of Khursheed Ahmed Sheikh of Shadimarg, Pulwama, in an exchange of firing expressed its serious anger and grief over the incident.
In a statement to KNS, JRL said the gory incident in which Firdousa was killed who was pregnant by six months reflects the nature of atrocities being inflicted on the people of Kashmir. The JRL prayed to Almighty to grant patience to the husband of slain Firdousa and to give her highest standards in Janah.
It is pertinent to mention Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continues to remain under house confinement while as Muhammad Yasin Malik was released this morning.
The leadership termed the brutal thrashing of at least people including two women at Trichal Pulwama at the hands of forces, who went berserk as the worst form of state terrorism and the direct outcome of the unbridled powers given to the armed forces in Kashmir. The leadership said in absence of any accountability forces are killing, maiming and thrashing the people of their choice anywhere and anytime at their wish and will.
The JRL said that Kashmir is going through the blackest chapter of the history where in people are killed, youth thrashed, maimed, people of all ages subjected to torture and detention, properties vandalized and that resistance leadership are either confined to their house or lodged in various jails so that they are barred from raising voice against the ultimate oppression unleashed by the lakhs of forces across the Valley. The JRL said that Kashmir is witnessed the vicious cycle of killing of youth and there is hardly any day when youth are not killed on one or the other pretext and the streets of Kashmir are turned red almost every day.
The JRL said that the basic reason for the serious and fragile atmosphere prevailing in Kashmir is the Delhis’ hegemonic approach in delaying the resolution of Kashmir issue.
They said instead of accepting the ground realities, Delhi is following its iron fist policy by banking on its military might which has further aggravated the situation.
The JRL urged the world community to intervene at this crucial juncture and to take serious note of the situation prevailing on ground in Kashmir so that people are given a sense of security. The JRL also urged the world human rights organizations to take serious note of the unabated human rights violations and impress upon Delhi stop its aggression on innocent Kashmiris.
Expressing serious concern over the safety and security of hundreds of Kashmiri students studying outside Kashmir and the unemployed Kashmiri youth looking for jobs there, the JRL urged the heads of various Indian states to ensure safety and security of all Kashmiris and to take steps to stop their harassment by various fanatic elements. (KNS)
 


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