GoI has given green signal to forces to wipe out all Kashmiris: JRL
Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday condemned the killing three civilians including a girl by army in Kulgam, saying it becomes clear that a “green signal” has been given to Indian armed forces to wipe off all Kashmiris without any distinction of being armed or unarmed.
In a stamen issued here, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Mohammad Yasin Malik termed the killing of three civilians, teenaged girl Andleeb Jan, Irshad Ahmed Lone and Shakir Ahmed Khanday in Redwani Kulgam, as “barbaric.”
The JRL said that firing live bullets on civilians in order to kill them reflects the policy of Government of India to crush all dissent with use of absolute force and might. “It becomes clear that a Green signal has been given to Indian armed forces to wipe off all Kashmiri’s without any distinction of being armed or unarmed. All those who raise their voice against occupation or protest it, will be dealt firmly by eliminating them with absolute impunity is the message that is being given to the people of Kashmir by such barbaric killings. The idea is to Instill fear in the hearts of Kashmiri’s and show them the ruthlessness with which they will be dealt.” The JRL said that killing Kashmiris will not stop them from demanding their basic right to self-determination, nor will incarceration torture and harassment. They said government of India should stop treating Kashmir as a colony whose territory it wants to hold on to at all cost doing with it as it wills irrespective of the consequences on the people of Kashmir who are being made to suffer.
The JRL said that People of Kashmir have shown that they will never give in to fear and repression nor will they be cowed down by India’s militaristic might.
JRL reiterated that people of Kashmir are peaceful and want to peacefully resolve the dispute as per internationally accepted norms of conflict resolution. They said that GoI in its “arrogance” has to understand that it cannot hold on to Kashmir or force Kashmiri’s into submission by use of absolute force for ever,without grave consequences for the region and itself.
The Leadership while reiterating the call for complete shutdown on July 8, said it will also be observed as a black day against the Kulgam killings. “It urged people to offer funeral prayers in absentia for the those killed in Kulgam massacre and to observe a blackout after 8pm tomorrow against this continued bloodbath.”
Terming the present political situation in Kashmir as catastrophic, it urged the international community to take note of the worst human rights violations and ultimate oppression being perpetrated here .
Leadership also strongly denounced the fresh wave of CASO across south Kashmir including Pulwama, Pampore, Shopian, Kulgam, Tral and Awantipore and harassment, arresting and torture of youth and people of all ages, vandalizing property worth lakhs stating that these measures are nothing but a political vendetta aimed at breaking the resolve of people.
by INS Desk