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JRL protests against torturing of inmates, civilian killings

‘Unabated genocide of Kashmiris is a ploy to put nation into submission’


Srinagar, Jan 11 (KNS): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) leaders and activists Thursday staged protest against torturing of inmates and ‘unabated genocide’ of Kashmiri youth.
The JRL leaders and activists along with many people from all walks of life gathered outside JKLF office at Abi-Guzar and marched towards city center.
Leaders and activists from Hurriyat (G), Hurriyat (M) and JKLF including Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi, Feroz Ahmad Khan, Rafiq Ahmad Owaisee, Advocate Sheikh Yasir Dalal, Mir Siraj Ud din, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Farooq Ahmad Sodagar, Bilal Ahmad Sideeqi, Muhammad Yasin Ataie, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Professor Javed, Sahil Ahmad Waar, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh, Muhammad Sideeq, Khawaja Firdous Wani, Syed Muhammad Shafi, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Gulshan Abbas, Muhammad Shafi Lone, Muhammad Sideeq, Muhammad Yousuf, Bashir Ahmad Darbari, Bashir ahmad Boya, Gulzar ahmad Pahalwan, Javed Ahmad Butt, Muhammad Ishaaq Ganie, Abdul Rashid ,Nisar Ahmad Jeelani, Abdul Satar and Rafiq Ahmad Waar along with others participated in today’s protest.
Displaying placards depicting slogans against atrocities being committed on incarcerated Kashmiris and ‘ongoing genocide’ of Kashmiri youth, protesters raised slogans in favor of freedom and resistance.
After reaching near Press enclave, protesters held a sit-in which was addressed by JRL leaders including Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Hakeem Abdul Rashid and Noor Muhammad Kalwal.
Speakers while reproving the prolonging of incarceration periods of those languishing in jails also condemned the unabated genocide of Kashmiri Youth.
Meanwhile, JRL leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued to KNS said that thousands of young and old Kashmiris have been put into jails and incarceration centers and Indian authorities are doing everything to prolong their confinement.
Leaders said that hundreds of Kashmiris are languishing in jails from decades under concocted charges. “Many have been imprisoned for life and many are facing trails from a long time and are even being denied a bail,” they said.
JRL leaders said that from last year NIA and Enforcement Directorate has been used as a tool to penalize more Kashmiris and these agencies acting on the orders of their political masters not only arrested many leaders and kith and kin of people in resistance including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif-u-llah, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal , Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Kamran Yousuf, Javid Ahmad and Shahid Yousuf Shah, but also grilled hundreds of Kashmiris in the name of ‘terror’ funding.
“These people are languishing in various Indian jails and also in jails of Jammu Kashmir and are constantly being terrorized and intimidated. This is nothing but worst kind of political vendetta on display against Kashmiris which is highly condemnable,” asserted JRL.
Terming the ongoing spree of killings and unleashing of oppression as ‘worst terrorism’, JRL said that Indian occupation has given its forces a free hand to kill Kashmiris at will. “These killers enjoy immunity from persecution and are killing our youth with impunity and brazenness,” JRL said.
Referring to the killing of a young man Khalid Ahmad Dar at Khudwani Kulgam by ‘trigger happy killers’ in uniform, JRL leaders said that “during last month or so, Indian trigger happy forces killed many innocents including two women and many young boys. Soon killers in uniform slaughter Kashmiri innocents, their political persons in the form of rulers and assembly members come up with condemnations and call for probes to divert attention from these gruesome acts.”
“Though these killings are done by Indian forces but the responsibility lies on the shoulders of those pro-India politicians, assembly members and rulers who provide legal cover and immunity to the killers and thus contribute in this genocide,” JRL leaders added.
Reiterating the call for a complete shutdown on Saturday 13th January 2018, against brutal killings at Khudwani, ‘ongoing genocide’ of Kashmiri youth and other oppressive acts, JRL leaders appealed people to shutdown their offices, business establishments, transport and other activities for one day and raise their voices against growing Indian state terrorism on Saturday, 13th January 2018. (KNS)

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