JRL Hails Resilience Of People  

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SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership has said that the resilience and determination of the people of J&K has “forced” the Supreme Court of India to defer the “mischievous” case, challenging the hereditary state subject law. 

In a statement issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said that the complete unity and steadfastness shown by all the people—traders, students transporters, writers, civil society, lawyers, state employees , journalists and one and all— in strongly challenging the serious assault on “our identity and disputed  status shows that the strength of people’s unity and determination can unnerve even a mighty adversary and push it back.”

JRL said that the great courage shown by the entire people of the J&K from Pir Panjal— Doda, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Poonch, Bhadwah to border areas of Tangdhar and Gurez to Kargil and the valley of Kashmir has made it clear to the powers that be in New Delhi that despite all the military might and force at its  command, GoI cannot subdue a people determined to safeguard their identity and be masters of their destiny . 

JRL said that people and leadership  are “acutely aware that they are the custodians of the immense sacrifices being made by the nation  for the last several decades in its quest for Right to self determination and the great struggle for it thereof , and will always be ready to protect it at all costs.” “This has amply been demonstrated by the people in the course of unanimous protests and  stiff resistance offered to the challenge to the state subject laws,’ the JRL said.

The people and leadership will continue to remain alert and ready at all times to protect our interests and safeguard our struggle for self-determination, the JRL said. They said that after deliberations future course of action in this regard will be conveyed.

The leadership said that the orderliness and discipline maintained by the people in organizing and executing the protests including the exemplary strikes was praise worthy and should be followed in future also.

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