The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik convened an extraordinary meeting at Hyderpora, Srinagar and discussed in detail various critical issues related to the resistance movement of Kashmir, a statement issued to GNS said.The statement said the resistance leadership expressed grave concern over the “vile attempts of the occupation authorities to exploit the political, economic and cultural values of the state”.Apprising the “freedom loving” people of Jammu and Kashmir about the “ill designs of the Indian aggression”, the JRL said that tinkering with the hereditary law, change in Muslim majority character of the state, elimination of state subject law’s, privatization of electric projects, construction of military basements at Gulmarg and other health resorts of tourism destinations, are on the Indian anvil to turn Jammu and Kashmir as a mere colony of India. Elaborating the “Indian ploy”, the JRL said, “850 MW Rattle Power Project is being shared with some undisclosed public sector undertaking of GoI. It will be another loot and plunder of our resources which only and only belong to the permanent residents of J&K.”“The NHPC is already holding illegal and unconstitutional control over 8 power projects viz Salal, Uri I, Dul Hasti, Sewa II, Uri II, Nimo Bazgo, Chutuk and Kishen Ganga.
Another three projects viz Pakal Dul, Kiru and Kawar with cumulative capacity of 2120 MW are being shared with them under the garb of joint venture Chenab Valley Power Projects Ltd (CVPP). 1000 MW Burser has been given to NHPC in the year 2000 on which though they have not started any work but remains with them,” the leaders said.They said “speculations are rife that J&K Government is mulling to share 1850 MW Sawlakote with some Himachal PSU”.“We cannot remain as mere spectators to the loot and plunder of these resources going on unabated,” the leadership said.The JRL reiterated its pledge to fight these “nefarious designs of India” tooth and nail along with the “massive support against the conspiracies having semblance with the role of East India Company for the British imperialism”.The leadership warned authorities to desist from such “nefarious designs” to ruin our economy, render lakhs of employees unemployed and widespread destruction of our environment.JRL made a fervent appeal to the people to observe a complete election boycott as “an important political antidote for Indian aggression”.“It is highly imperative to launch a people’s uprising against the brazen sole of our economic assets, environmental beauty, and demography at the hands of Indian imperialism in the shape of East India Company of modern times,” they said.The meeting also expressed anguish over the “vulnerability” of a small scale business community of Kashmir working in Manali, Himachal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and other states to the communal frenzy of the “ruling class” in India.The JRL condemned the “brutal attack” on a young businessman and intimidation of others as a grave cause of concern and warned of consequences if necessary measures of protecting their lives are not taken, the statement said. (GNS)