Observe human rights week from Dec 3-9: JRL asks people

SRINAGAR, DEC 01 : Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and incarcerated Muhammad Yasin Malik termed the present situation in Kashmir extremely alarming as uninterrupted killings, mass arrests, blinding and maiming including of toddlers as eye opener for those who believe in India being the world’s largest democracy. JRL stated that the way GoI and its installed stooges unleash state terror on people of Kashmir which is akin to genocide of a people, it is time that every segment and section of our subjugated society forge greater unity among themselves to fight New Delhi’s onslaught in unison and highlight the situation before world.

(JRL) said that repression in Kashmir is one of its kind that has a parallel in what is happening in Palestine, as GOI takes cue from Israel in new forms of oppression. Lakhs of forces stationed here kill youth with impunity expressing satisfaction as they conduct the infamous cordon and search operations barging into homes, killing youth, thrashing inmates irrespective of their age bombing the house to ground. While as people shoulder the coffin of their loved ones on daily basis. The leadership said that the war crimes being committed by the lakhs of forces deployed in the length and breadth of Kashmir have reached a stage where forces doesn’t even show mercy at 18-month-old babies and pump pellets into their eyes and snatch their vision.

Leadership said that in order to attract world attention towards the extremely grim HR situation in Kashmir, and to show people severe resentment against it, Leadership urges people to observe human rights week from December 3 to December 9.

In this connection candle light and torch procession outside all the masjids and shrines and in every locality and town across Kashmir after Magrib prayers should be held each day of the week. Black flags and banners should also be hoisted.

The Leadership urged members of civil society, Bar Association, Chamber of Commerce, Traders Federation, Employees Unions, social and political organizations, religious groups, and transporters to stage protest at their own level each day from December 3 to December 9. The Leadership also urged the religious scholars, Imams of shrines and masjids across Kashmir to raise their voice against repression and to make a fervent appeal to the world community to intervene and build pressure on New Dehli to stop the grave human rights violations in Kashmir.

The Leadership urged the world peace organizations, international community, Amnesty International Asia Watch, UNHRC and ICRC to take note of the Kashmir situation where innocent people are subjected to various forms of torture and oppression and build pressure on New Delhi to stop the grave human rights violation forthwith.

Geelani condemns arrest of Kishtwar Mujahid’s mother, sisters

SRINAGAR, DEC 01 : All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned the arrest of mother and two sisters of a Mujahid in Kishtwar on the suspicion of being involved in the killing of BJP worker and his brother about a month back. He said that our stated policy is that we neither support nor encourage any attempt harm anybody on the basis of political ideology, no matter how divergent or unacceptable they are.

Hurriyat chairman said that punishing the kiths and kins particularly women folk for the crime they have never done is the age old revengeful tactics of Indian establishment, as they have been doing so very shamelessly for the last 70 years.

Pro-freedom leader said that these are just a few palpable sores of Indian secularism of which its leaders are praising everyday and f their claim is dug a bit deep- there is nothing but filth and obnoxiousity.

He further said that champions of gender discrimination and those fighting for the women rights should at least question their leaders, with tall claims of protecting and respecting women, that why this biased dubious approach to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

He appealed the women’s rights organizations and human rights forums to come the rescue of helpless women of Kashmir as they have been on the receiving end for the last 7 decades.

Meanwhile All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani condemning the use of force on the funeral procession of Martyrs Mehraj-ud-din of Sopore, injuring scores of people and said that in occupied Kashmir people are barred from mourning and peaceful protest are dealt with military might.

He further said that although right to peaceful assembly, protest and speech has been acknowledged by international laws, but such kind of peaceful activity is a dreaded sin in Indian occupied territory and severely punished by the so-called largest democracy of the world, India.