Joint Resistance Leadership calls for shutdown on August 12

Islamabad: The Joint Resistance Leadership has urged the people of Jammu  Kashmir to  observe a complete shutdown  August,12 against the ongoing  genocide of Kashmiris and  attempts to change the state subject law in Jammu and Kashmir, a statement said.

According to the statement issued to press Resistance Leadership said, “People of Kashmir will observe a complete shutdown on August 12 nd register their protest against these anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmir actions.”

The leadership warned the authorities that there will  be a stern resistance from Kashmiris  for changing  hundreds of  years old state subject  law to change the muslim majority ratio in the state and ongoing  killing spree, genocide  of young and NIA’s harassment  or Enforcement Directorate raids were  conducted to  divert attention of people in India and International community  from these heinous crimes.

“For the last many months, Kashmir has been turned into a killing field and massacre of young unarmed Kashmiris has become the order of the day. Our young ones are killed with impunity and the trigger-happy forces, disrespecting every bit of humanity, are seen mutilating their bodies, disrespecting even the deceased and taking selfies with the bodies. On the one hand, this genocide is going on and on the other, Indian forces have unleashed a new era of beatings, vandalising properties, making arrests and torturing common people without any consideration to age and gender. Nocturnal raids, putting men, women, young and old in jails under black laws and beating men and women have become a routine in whole Kashmir including Islamabad (Anantnag), Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Bijbihara, Pampore and other areas,” the leaders said.

Joint Leadership was of the view that  “To divert attention from these atrocities and ongoing massacre and genocide, the rulers in India and their  stooges in Kashmir  have started NIA and ED raids against leaders and even their kith and kin are being arrested or summoned and intimidated and a vicious defamation campaign and media trail are also going on against them.

They said: “Today propaganda is going on that our young ones, who, after being pushed to the wall, are rendering valuable sacrifices, are doing so for petty amounts. It is said that our young boys who bear pellets and bullets resist only for some hundred rupees and also that our students on whom parents spend thousands are supporting resistance for 200 rupees. Moreover a vicious defamation campaign to malign leadership is also going on in Indian media especially TV channels.”

“All is being done by Indian rulers with the active support of Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP and other pro-India politicians. Same Mehbooba Mufti used to visit the bereaved families of martyrs especially in south Kashmir and shed tears but after she assumed power she has become most brutal and defeated all previous records of oppression and tyranny,” they alleged.

While condemning the move of occupation authorities to wipe out   state subject law in Jammu Kashmir that safe guards the special status of the state which has been implemented by erstwhile Maharaja in Jammu and Kashmir. The purpose to implement this kind of law is only to compromise  forests, glaciers and water bodies  and Jammu and Kashmir being such a land needed a protection regarding ecological balance which was provided by this law.

Terming as unacceptable and condemnable the “ploy of Indian rulers and their Kashmiri stooges” to “wipe out” state subject law in Jammu Kashmir, the leaders said: “This law They said, “By eradicating this law, the Indian rulers backed by RSS want to fulfill their old dream of changing Muslim majority into a minority in Kashmir and hence change the demography of this land like Israel has done in Palestine. Pro-India politicians of Jammu and Kashmir are equally responsible for these anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmir plots.”

Urging people of Jammu and Kashmir to remain vigilant against these “conspiratorial plots”, the leaders said: “If these plots are not stopped we will be forced to call people of Kashmir to come on roads in protest.”



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