Governor’s Statement Reflect New Delhi’s Arrogance: JRL 

SRINAGAR — Joint Resistance Leadership said on Friday that the statements emanating from “His masters viceroy” the Governor SP Malik reflect New Delhi’s “arrogance and high handedness with regard to J&K which it treats as its colony, under occupation through its repressive military control.” 

JRL comprising Hurriyat Conference factions headed by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and besides JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik said that since New Delhi “thrust their new deputy to rule over J&K killings and repression” has further worsened with more than 12 civilians and 26 armed youth killed so far in October only while dozens of houses have been blasted and tens of scores of youth and activists sent to jails slapped with PSA on most of them. 

“He is here on a mission from New Delhi to give the stern message to the people of Kashmir that the ruling dispensation in New Delhi is not interested in resolving the Kashmir dispute, rather does not acknowledge it and instead will maintain the status quo on Kashmir and not hesitate from further turning up the heat on people if they do not give up their struggle of self determination.”

The JRL added: “His utterances are part of GOI’s consistent mischief of creating a false narrative on Kashmir in order to undermine its disputed nature and hence mislead people in India and the world . Through disparate analogies of oft repeated Tamilian failure in Srilanka , to open and veiled threats  of no bouquets for bullets “to  pacification of “multiplexes “and “IPLs” Mr Malik wants to disenchant people  from their just struggle while intimidating them .” 

JRL said that Malik better realize that all his attempts to “intimidate” and mislead people while undermining the historical facts and the context of the Kashmir dispute are absolutely futile. 

“Kashmir issue is an internationally acknowledged dispute between India and Pakistan with people of entire J&K being the main stakeholders. There are dozens of UN resolutions that have endorsed the people’s right of self determination to decide their future dispensation and it is this legitimate right that people of J&K are demanding and striving for. Pakistan is as much a party to the dispute as is India as the state stands divided between them,” the JRL said, adding, “No amount of repression military might propaganda or pacification can change these facts. They are the facts for all times till the dispute is resolved either through right of self-determination or through dialogue among the three stakeholders, both beings civilized means of conflict resolution. War between the two countries as witnessed previously over the dispute, will prove disastrous.”

JRL said that let  Singh be reminded that many governors, some of who were generals some administrators some politicians came and went in the last 70 years  but the reality of the Kashmir dispute has stood as it is. “In no way has it been diluted, instead on the contrary it has got intensified with the fourth generation taking up the mantle to strive for their fundamental right. So no amount of threats and coercion, propaganda or pacification will have any effect on people or their faith and commitment to their legitimate movement.”

If Singh wants to make a mark for himself he should convey the truth of Kashmir to his bosses in Delhi and ask them in the light of international agreements and on principles of democracy to resolve the dispute as per people’s will and aspirations, a statement issued here by JRL said.

JRL reiterated the call for complete protest shutdown on 27 October as “Occupation Day”. “JRL said the strike will also be observed to pay homage to and remember the eight young armed youth martyred by Indian forces across the valley yesterday and today.” 

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