SrinagarThe Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) called for a two-day strike starting Sunday.
The JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik asked people to suspend business and other activities and offer funeral prayers in absentia at 4 pm across Kashmir valley
Turning the sole responsibility on India for the gruesome incidents of bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir the JRL made an appeal to observe 1st April as the black day of our history of subjugation.
In a statement, JRL regretting the Indian stiffness and stubbornness to turn deaf ears towards the loud and clear voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir with regard to peaceful, political and Legitimate resistance movement, time and again millions and millions of people thronging on the roads and streets of their motherland and raising slogans for their freedom movement.
JRL citing glaring examples of the recent past when the highly peaceful and much disciplined public processions were dealt with iron fists and military might in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016 by Indian occupation forces which culminated in the shape of genocide, random arrests of our youth, maiming and bruising the thousands of people by indiscriminately showering bullets and pallets on them.
JRL condemning the use of brute force against the peaceful public processions especially in the southern part of the Kashmir valley, Kachdooru, Shopian and Islamabad, said that these repressive measures cant deter the freedom loving people from their sacred cause of right to self-determination.
Meanwhile,scores of people and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front activists including JKLF Chief Yasin Malik offered funeral prayers in absentia at Sarai Balla Masjid for the militants who were killed in different gun battles.
However, Hurriyat Conference Chairperson Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were put under house arrest.
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