Srinagar: The silence of graveyard by military might is peace, Joint Resistance Leadership said on Thursday while announcing to hold a public rally in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on December 15.
“A fascist government in power, inspired by Joseph Gobbles’ malicious propaganda techniques is trying to paint the brutal pacification of Kashmir as peace and return of normalcy. If Indian rulers presume that oppression unleashed by their army and forces has trampled resistance in Kashmir, then they should find some courage to lift ban on political activities of the resistance camp,” said the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik While responding to recent statements of Indian ministers like Arun Jaitly and others.
Terming the statement of Indian finance minister as “absurd”, they said that nullifying Kashmiri resistance by terming it as sponsored and paid has been an old ploy of Indians who always try to negate Kashmiri “sacrifices and resistance by these ridiculous statements”.
They said that any rational person would find talk of normalcy and peace in “occupied territory” as laughable when Kashmir is witnessing an increasing build up of “occupational forces, particularly in southern districts of Kashmir valley. “When surveillance state pervades every nook and corner of Kashmir, the discourse of normalcy and peace can only be promoted by the colonial elites.”
They said that by claiming that army and forces have succeeded in suppressing Kashmiri resistance, the minister was actually acknowledging the fact that India was keeping its “illegal occupation” on Jammu Kashmir through military and police might.
They said that as a matter of fact, army, forces and police have turned Jammu Kashmir into a “hell” besides killings thousands, blinding and injuring thousands, jailing and torturing thousands, ransacking and vandalizing properties worth millions and also by putting a blanket ban on all political activities.
“Even ban has been imposed on mourning and seminars and by these suppressive measures an artificial peace of graveyard is being implemented in Kashmir about which Jaitly and others are today boasting.”
They said that as the minister and his colleagues falsely presume to have defeated Kashmiri resistance by military oppression and NIA, ED terrorism, “we challenge them to allow peaceful activities of resistance camp in Kashmir so that the reality of their false assumptions is established beyond doubt.”
They said that to prove the fabrication of these kind of Indian claims, the resistance leadership have decided to start afresh series of political programs and in this connection a public program (Jalsa) will be held on December 15 at Lal Chowk Anantnag).
“After this Jalsa, similar kid of public programs will also be held in north and central Kashmir especially in Srinagar also.”
While reiterating the call for a total Kashmir Bandh on November 27, Joint leaders appealed people to observe a complete shutdown against military and police “oppression” in southern districts of Kashmir valley and in solidarity with thousands of prisoners languishing in different jails. They said that suppressing a peoples struggle by was not possible and Indian leadership should also realize the fact that it can never suppress or defeat Kashmiri resistance by military means.