JRL said it is a deliberate bid to silence the voice of truth and justice raised from the pulpit of this historic mosque for decades and resonated by the people, that all roads are blocked with rolls of concertina wires and deployment of the large number of police and paramilitary forces every Friday, converting the whole area into a garrison and undermining the sanctity of the mosque.
Leadership also expressed serious concern over the continued policy of oppression and persecution of the people by the authorities in one form or other.
JRL said the killing of youth and arresting and detaining them under one pretext or the other, while invoking draconian laws like PSA to keep them under illegal detention, also continues unabated. "Punishing CASO operations by the armed forces continue daily, especially in south Kashmir villages where people are harassed and homes vandalized. Repeatedly schools colleges and universities are locked down and information channels blocked by raising the bogey of maintaining law and order causing distress to students and hardships to the people".
"There is a blanket ban on our movement and meeting people as we are either caged at homes or detained in jails while tens of dozens of pro-freedom leaders and activists have been lodged in infamous jails across J&K and India where many are even denied medical facilities", the statement added.
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