Guv’s ‘No Op All Out’ Claim Misleading: JRL

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SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership has termed governor Satya Pal Malik’s claims that there was no operation all out in Kashmir as misleading and far from reality. 

The JRL comprising Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq besides JKLF-led by Yasin Malik however remained silent on the governor’s remarks that his office was call away to listen and “try to address” complaints of atrocities and injustices by army, paramilitary CRPF or police. 

The leadership asked that if it isn’t Operation All Out than what term would Governor sb like to give to daily Cordon and search operations (CASO )conducted in South, North and Central Kashmir even in such harsh winter when youth are chased and killed while homes are blown up, booking any Kashmiri including youth activists leaders under draconian PSAs and shifting them to jails in and outside the state, confining resistance leaders to homes or jails arbitrarily at will and curbing their space and to connect with people especially those that are killed. Even Kashmiri students studying outside are harassed and targeted.

In a joint statement issued Leadership said that there are footprints of Indian army and other forces in every nook and corner of the Valley and genuine dissent and people’s voice regarding their sentiment is muzzled forcibly while every peaceful political space and activity is barred or foiled by the state through its military might.

They said that resistance leadership is confined to their homes for months and years together and that the ultimate repression is on full display across Kashmir, especially since past three years. In fact an All our assault has been launched on all fronts including the judiciary to quell people’s aspirations and challenge our very existence as a nation.

Militarization of the valley and unbridled powers given to forces under black laws especially AFSPA is the main reason behind the worst form of state aggression in Kashmir.

The Leadership said that inspite of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat’s claim that 200 armed youth are active in Kashmir seven lakh Indian soldiers are present in Kashmir. They said that what justification is there to keep over seven lakh forces in Kashmir to fight this minuscule number, except exert control over people by force.

Leadership said as per the figures available with the resistance camp, 2018 witnessed worst ever rights violations in Kashmir in recent past, as 355 armed youth were martyred while as 161 civilians were also martyred. If this Isn’t’ that operation all-out, then what is?

The leadership said that last year, 4524 civilians especially youth were injured with lethal pellets while as the eye sight of 724 youth was snatched as pellets ruptured their eyes. How can GoI justify this all?, the leadership questioned.

 

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