JRL Stages Protest In Srinagar Against Civilian Killings

SRINAGAR — “Innocent blood is being spilled by Indian forces callously in Kashmir. Oppression unleashed against Kashmiris in the name of crackdowns, killings, NIA, ED, the spree of arrests and other oppressive measures will yield India nothing but failure,” said the joint resistance leadership (JRL) on Wednesday.

According to a statement issued to GNS, JRL leaders and activists staged a peaceful protest at Lal Chowk against crackdowns, killings, arrests and repeated use of NIA, ED and other agencies to “intimidate and harass” Kashmiris.

The statement said that leaders and activists from JRL gathered at Abi Guzar and marched towards Lal Chowk. They raised slogans against “atrocities and oppression unleashed by forces across Valley especially in southern districts of Kashmir, repeated use of NIA, ED and other agencies to “intimidate” peaceful political leaders and activist, damaging civilian properties, beating, torturing, arresting and humiliating common people and inflicting more and more harm to Kashmiri prisoners in jails of India and Jammu Kashmir”.

The protesters staged a peaceful sit-in that was addressed by JRL leaders advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Ghulam Nabi Zaki, and Hakim Abdul Rashid.

Meanwhile, JRL comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement strongly condemned the “ongoing oppression” in Kashmir.

Asking the international community to intervene and stop “Indian aggression” on Kashmiris, JRL said, “Recently an inspiring report was released by UN human rights commission regarding human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir. We want to urge UN human rights council that is in session these days to intervene and stop ongoing genocide of Kashmiris by Indian forces and other oppressive measures employed by it to suppress the peaceful resistance of Kashmiris.”

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