JRL Calls for shutdown, public meeting at Tral on July 8

Islamabad: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, today called for shutdown and general public meeting in Tral on July 8, Sunday, to observe the second anniversary of the  Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

The leaders have reiterated their appeal for a complete and statewide shutdown on Sunday, the second anniversary of commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani. “The government forces are desperate to create differences and confusion, civil war and infighting like situations. This is no more now a hidden agenda,” JRL’s statement reads.

Taking strong exception to NIA’s dossier against Dukhtara-e-Millat chairperson Asiya Andrabi, who has been shifted to New Delhi for questioning, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for a Valley-wide shutdown on Saturday. Aisya along with her associates Fahmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen was shifted to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency, which is probing the financial inflow for allegedly funding the militant activities in Kashmir. The leaders described the NIA move as “political vendetta” against the resistance leadership.

JRL appealed to the international organizations of human rights to take cognizance of the plight of Kashmiri prisoners and visit jails to take stock of the situation.

Lashing out at the state authorities for laying curbs and declaring restrictions, the JRL said, “The present regime has set a new example of religious interference as people were once again barred from offering congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar today.”

Decrying frequent curbs on religious rites at the historic Jamia Masjid on Fridays, the leaders termed the state administration as ‘‘anti-Muslim’’ and accused it of “crossing all limits of repression by creating a history of barring Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid”.

Meanwhile, a spokesman of the JRL, in a statement today, condemned the arrest of Muhammad Yasin Malik and house detention of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, and Bilal Sidiqee.

Meanwhile, the leaders have appealed to the religious cleric to offer Fateh-a- Khawani  for Burhan Wani and 126 other persons who were killed during 2016 unrest.

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