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JRL calls for shutdown on Sunday, protests tomorrow

Srinagar—Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Thursday condemned the US President Donald Trump’s announcement declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Zionist state of Isreal and called for called for peaceful protests tomorrow after Friday prayers agains the move.The leadership also called for a shutdown on December 10 (Sunday), on the international human rights day to protest the “gross” human rights violations in Kashmir.

In a statement JRL comprising of Syed Ali Shha Geelani , Mirwaiz Umar farroq and Muhammad Yasiiin Malik said “Jerusalem represents the religious sentiments of about a billion Muslims living across the globe. US decision to declare this sacred land as the capital of Israel, amounts to political bankruptcy of fascist trump regime. Kashmiris across the valley will stage peaceful protests against US decision, after Friday prayers tomorrow”  

They also called for a complete shutdown on the occasion of international human rights day on December ten to lodge protest against “criminal silence” being maintained by champions of human rights over the worst kind of torture and oppression being carried out by government forces in Kashmir.

“Kashmiris will observe a complete shut down and blackout against gross human rights violations on December ten. A protest rally towards UN observers’ office at Srinagar will also be taken out from Lal Chowk on the same day...” JRL said adding that Similarly a seminar will be organized a day earlier (Dec 9) to highlight miseries of Kashmiris.

The JRL in the statement said “Jerusalem represents the religious emotions and aspirations of about a billion Muslims living across the Globe. This is our Qibla I Awwal and no Muslim can ever accept it as the capital of Zionist state of Israel. By taking this kind of irrational decision, US president Donal Trump is actually showing his imprudent politics, fascist behavior and enmity against Muslims.

Terming the US decision as naïve and dangerous for the international peace, JRL leaders said that these kinds of unilateral anti-Muslim decisions are bound to deteriorate and damage already fragile peace and tranquility of the world.

 No Muslim can ever accept Jerusalem as the capital of Zionist state and so this decision is bound to fail, asserted JRL.

They appealed Muslim Ummah to unite against this bizarre US decision and support the Palestinian cause. This world can never taste real peace, tranquility and progress if such kinds of decisions are implemented and instead of resolving the disputes confronting humans more problems are twisted, added JRL.

 Leaders said that Kashmiris are and will continue protesting against this horrible US decision.   

In connection with the  international human rights day, JRL leaders said that United Nations (UN) has designated 10th December as human rights day. On this day seminars, symposiums, and programs are held and statements are issued for safeguarding the human rights of every one.

 United Nations has itself created a forum namely human rights commission that also makes hue and cry on human rights abuses, the JRL said that Kashmir is also part of human civilization and human with same blood and flesh are living on this land but these humans are being treated like cattle by Indian oppression from a long time. 

 Leaders said that from last seventy years, people of Jammu Kashmir are facing Indian aggression and oppression. Lakhs on people have been killed and this killing spree is continuing unabated. Thousands of young and old have been disappeared in custody, thousands  of unmarked graves bear witness to extra judicial killings, attacks on the chastity of women is being used as a weapon of war and thousands of innocents have been going through jails and incarcerations.

  “If one only looks back at the events of past one year would find hundreds of young Kashmiris being gunned down and killing humans being glamorized by Indian state and its media”, they said.

 They said during these days, thousands of men and women, boys and girls have been showered with pellets and their eyesight snatched. Many have been maimed and injured and are forced to endure a life time misery. During these days, thousands have been put into jails, police lockups, incarceration centers and so-called rulers are using arbitrary laws like PSA to prolong their incarceration.

 Leaders said that from Tihar jail Delhi to the jails of Jammu Kashmir, thousands of Kashmiri inmates are suffering at the hands of oppressive Indian authorities. Leaders said that north and south of Kashmir valley is witnessing a new phase of terror and torture. Crackdown, vandalizing private residences and property, beating and humiliating people without the consideration of gender and age, arresting young, old, women and men indiscriminately, arresting fathers in place of sons and brothers in place of brothers and other oppressive operations are continuing without a pause.

 Kashmiris are being terrorized but no one in the international community seems to bother. India which claims to be the biggest democracy in the world has let loose a reign of terror in Jammu Kashmir but no one is raising his or her voice against this state sponsored terrorism, asserted JRL leaders.

Aren’t Kashmiris humans, aren’t they also part of humanity, haven’t they a right to live with freedom and dignity as other humans and how long will international community in its pursuit to safeguard its economic aspirations, maintain a criminal silence over this gruesome human tragedy, they said adding that keeping silent for petty trade and economic benefits is dangerous and international community should introspect its role visa vise the gross human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir.

 Leaders said that India will never succeed in suppressing the voices of freedom of the people of Jammu Kashmir and despite all these atrocities Kashmiris will continue with their struggle for freedom and self-determination.

The leaders have decided to took out a protest rally  on December 10 from Hamza Masjid Kokerbazar Lal Chowk towards UN observers’ office Srinagar where a memorandum will be handed over to UN representative. 

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