JRL Strike For Yasin Malik Today  

SRINAGAR — The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a Valley-wide shutdown on Tuesday against the ill-treatment meted out to the ailing and incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik by NIA at New Delhi and also against what it described as an ongoing “aggression” of NIA and ED against Kashmiris.

“NIA highhandedness has in fact forced senior resistance leader Muhammad Yasin Malik to go on a hunger strike and today his hunger strike has entered 12th day,” JRL said in a statement issued here.

“The life of already ailing Yasin Malik who is admitted at RML Hospital Delhi is in danger and rulers and their agencies are busy in playing with his life callously,” the leadership said.

It said that from early 2017, Government of India in its pursuit to take “revenge” from Kashmiris started NIA “terrorism”.

 “A concocted and frivolous case was formulated and many resistance leaders, businessmen and journalists were targeted, arrested, summoned to Delhi and investigated. Many including Syed Shabir Ahmad  Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam ,Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif-u-ullah, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Farooq Ahmad [email protected] Bitta Karatay, businessmen Zahoor Ahmad Watali and Muhammad Aslam, Javid Ahmad and Shahid Yousuf Shah along with ailing Syeda Asiya Andrabi, Fehmida Sofi and Nahida Nasreen were arrested and put at Tihar Jail Delhi,” the leadership said.

JRL leader and Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Umar Farooq was summoned to Delhi recently. “Not only this, two sons of ailing senior leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani namely Syed Naeem Geelani and Syed Naseem Geelani are being continuously summoned and interrogated by NIA from 2017. Besides this, a maligning campaign was launched through media against Kashmiri resistance which is in fact going on unabated. It is against these arbitrary illegal and tyrannical measures unleashed by Indian rulers using NIA and ED tools that JRL leader Yasin Malik protested against and has started a hunger strike as a mark of protest against highhandedness,” JRL said.

While appealing common masses of Kashmir to observe a complete shutdown on Tuesday, JRL said that Yasin Malik has in fact put his life in danger while protesting against the “highhandedness” of NIA and also against its humiliating attitude towards Kashmiris.

 “It is our collective responsibility to express solidarity with him and with all those who have and are facing NIA, ED wrath unleashed by Indian state apparatus by closing down our business, transport, offices and other activities and to send a clear message to the world that Kashmiris we as a nation are not going to budge before the military might of India,” JRL said.

JRL also said that the shutdown will also be observed to protest the highway ban and the suspension of cross LOC trade as both measures are “anti-people” causing great distress to people and affecting their livelihood.



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