Srinagar gunfight: JRL calls for shutdown on Thursday


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The joint resistance leadership has called a protest shutdown on Thursday against the ‘atrocities’ being inflicted on people including ‘gruesome’ killings, arbitrary arrests and PSAs, destruction of homes,  harassment of students attack on journalists and all other measures of repression.

In a statement issued here Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik expressed deep anguish and grief at the killing of son of the house owner, Rayees Ahmed and slain militants  Mehraj ud Din Bangroo  and Faid Mushtaq Waza.

JRL said that state repression against people is increasing with each passing day as it gets manifest in different forms of atrocities being committed, “State machinery is all out to crush people in order to crush their dissent. Communication lines are blocked as internet is suspended frequently. youth and activists are arbitrarily booked under draconian PSA and sent to outside jails. There is no law in the land except the law of state might,” the statement read.

Adding that  Universities and colleges are forcibly closed to disallow students from raising their voice against daily killings and atrocities, “Kashmiri Students in outside universities are booked in false cases and harassed. Even news reporters and photographers are not spared and thrashed!” the statement added.

The JRL said that protest shut downs are only means left to us to resist the state onslaught and show our resilience to it.




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