Every nation at the end of the year proudly announces its achievements in various fields, sets new targets for the coming year and compares their previous shortcomings to ensure better quality of life in future, but “our oppressed nation” is forced to keep the count of our dead ones, keep the record of death and destruction around us. This was stated by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a meeting held on Monday at Hyderpora.The leaders, according to a statement issued to GNS, once again condemned the unfortunate incident of desecration of the pulpit of Jamia Masjid Srinagar and said that these mischievous actions cannot be tolerated and people should be cautious and conscious about such disrespectful events. The leaders announced January 4, 2019, as “Youm-ul-Taqadus” and are jointly to offer Friday prayers on this date.Describing the “horrifying” situation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and labeling the year 2018 as “Red-18”, JRL said that human blood is spilled all over the state. “Every street, every slope, busy markets, open fields or even long and torturous borders – everywhere there is blood of humans, be it of armed youth, common people, government informers, political workers, freedom lovers, policemen or even Indian armed forces, everybody’s blood is red and whenever it is spilled, humanity ceases to exist,” JRL said.
Giving details of the bloody events of 2018, pro-freedom leaders said that more than 587 violent incidents have cost 240 armed youth, 37 civilians, 86 armed forces in addition to thousands of bullet and pallet injuries. Scores of residential houses have been raised to the ground by the dynamite, they said adding that elderly people, kids and women have been made to shiver in bone-chilling temperature of -8, setting new records of cruelty and inhumanness and South Kashmir is the worst hit.“Dozens of our budding youth are massacred daily and shameless forces are celebrating this bloodshed because they have been licensed to kill us to get the perks and privileges on every life lost to their trigger,” JRL said adding that “our oppressed nation is fighting a military might for the last 7 decades”.A few youth with minimal weaponry have engaged more than a million forces with the latest armory, the leaders said adding that “now the time has come for our nation to be united to safeguard their own collective sacrifices”. “They should stop becoming tools by the greedy stooges who always strengthen the grip of occupying forces only for their personnel gains,” they said.The leadership said that “these self-centered, multi-faced pro-Indian politicians every now and then pop up with latest slogans—nowadays their belly is again aching with colic of ‘autonomy’, sometimes they yell to Hurriyat to ‘go ahead’ just to encash the public sentiment, they roar with the slogan of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ to appease their masters.
Divergent stooges come together to share the power, they can cross any limit, even the bloodbath to retain their chair”.“Every pro-Indian group competes with their rivals in killings, maiming, blinding and destruction. If one killed hundreds of school going children like Tufail Matoo and Wamiq Farooq, other in her tenure sarcastically commenting ‘milk and toffee’ remarks to justify ruthless killings. Now the fresh entrants, masters in the art of deceit and appeasement, groomed and nourished in the lap of saffron brigade have been assigned the job of collaborators. Political vultures from every filth and dampness are attracted to this new power source.,” they added.Taking a pledge “not to surrender before the Indian military might used in full swing to suppress the resistance sentiments of the people”, the leaders reiterated their commitment to continue the struggle for achieving right to self-determination despite all odds.JRL in the statement urged United Nations and International Human Rights Organizations to take cognizance of recent report by UNHRC about the deteriorating human values and prevailing bloodshed in J&K and urged them to use their good offices and to take steps for its peaceful resolution and for putting an end to this bloodshed by the Indian forces. (GNS)