Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik strongly condemned the killing of another youth 21-year-old Kaiser Bhat of Fateh Kadal by CRPF vehicle at Nowhatta yesterday.
They said that the killing spree of Kashmiri’s by the forces continues despite ‘Ramzan ceasefire’ either by bullets, pellets or lately by crushing them under their vehicles. JRL said that what is worse is that after mowing down Kaiser under forces vehicle a case for “rash driving” has been registered by the police in this regard as if the incident happened by accident when it is a case of plain murder.
“The accused would anyway go scotfree under AFSPA,” the leadership added. JRL said the that assaulting mourners during the funeral and burial of the Kaiser with tear gas shells and pellets causing grave injuries to scores of them again reflects the authorities anti-people and inhuman approach.
JRL said that repeatedly putting downtown under curfew and severe restrictions, snapping internet connection, barricading roads and alleys, stationing of forces at every nook and corner even in the holy month of Ramadan causing grave inconvenience and harassment to the people living is uncalled for and highly condemnable. “All these repressive measures are big stumbling blocks for peace in Kashmir and any kind of engagement,” JRL said. JRL also regretted that the rally at Aali Masjid to pay homage to Muhajir-e-Millat Mirwaiz Yousuf Shah while recalling his great services and contribution in the field of religion and politics on his 51st death anniversary was also not allowed by the authorities as restrictions were put in place and leadership detained.
JRL thanked people for protesting the killings of Kashmiri’s, intimidation and desecration of Jamia Masjid and vandalisation of Houses and graveyards at the hands of forces by observing a complete hartal against these oppressive measures.