Strongly denouncing the government for not allowing the already announced joint presser of joint resistance leadership (JRL) over the prevailing alarming situation in Kashmir in the face of unabated civilian deaths, the JRL on Saturday said the ruling regime once again resorted to undemocratic means of caging the resistance leadership either in their homes or in police stations as part of its massive crackdown on the pro-freedom camp.In a joint statement issued to GNS, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik while strongly condemning the police crackdown on the resistance camp, said that every space for any kind of expression or interaction for leadership and people stands completely chocked. “If this policy continues, the situation will come to such a pass where it will completely get out of control, the onus of which will be on the ruling dictators,” it said.The leadership paid rich tributes to three armed youth, including Fayaz Ahmed Hammal resident of Khankah-e-Moula Srinagar, who were killed in an encounter with government forces at Chattabal area of Srinagar.
“The priceless sacrifices of lives offered by our youth for realization of people’s will and aspirations will definitely be achieved. While these armed youth are holed up in a house, the Indian forces hundreds in number, blow up the house razing it to the ground, killing them and destroying the house and those adjacent to it and causing injuries to many,” the leadership said.Strongly condemning the killing of young Aadil by “a police vehicle which mercilessly mowed him down” near Noorbagh in Qamarwari, JRL said that “unaccountability for their crimes has made the forces in Kashmir utterly contemptuous of the life of Kashmiris and they don’t think twice about their actions”.“What is worse is that after these murders, they have the absolute brazenness to lie about it as in Adil’s case saying that he died in ‘a traffic accident’,” JRL said. “The heart-rending video clears shows how cruelly he was killed.”To protest such a brutal killing JRL calls for a complete shutdown on Sunday.Meanwhile, the leadership has strongly condemned the killing of three persons in north Kashmir’s Sopore and Hajin areas at the hands of unknown gunmen and termed it unjustified. (GNS)