Only Talks Will Address Issues: JRL Tells GoI   


SRINAGAR — Talks and not “authoritarianism” is solution to issues, Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said on Wednesday.

In a joint statement, the JRL said that the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, arrest of hundreds of its leaders and cadres, the assault on the State’s hereditary state subject law and fresh spree of raids by NIA and ED are all “authoritarian” decisions aimed at weakening the people’s movement and to intimidate leadership and people of Kashmir into submission to give up striving for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

The JRL said people and leadership are engaged in a political and human struggle for Kashmir resolution as per the internationally accepted and democratic principle of self determination.

“Authoritarianism is no solution to issues and will not yield the results that GOI wants as has been proved in the last three decades. Talks and dialogue is the most peaceful and democratic manner to address issues and bring peace in the subcontinent.”

The Leadership urged the Imams and Khateebs to highlight the issue on coming Friday and asked people to peacefully protest against these arbitrary and authoritarian moves which include banning and arrest of Jamaat cadres, attempt at diluting hereditary state subject laws and raids on leadership.

Observer News Service

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