JRL denounces arrest of Pulwama women activists

Wednesday – April 11, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), the joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday condemned the arrest of 7 activists of dukhtaran-e-millat (DeM) by Indian police in Pulwama.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), the resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that after brutalising the Kashmiri youth, Indian forces did not even allow people to mourn the deaths. “This is a case of utmost highhandedness and depicts Indian State led moral bankruptcy as female freedom activists are openly handcuffed,” JRL lashed.

“The Indian rhetoric of respect and dignity of womenfolk especially that of the woman chief minister (CM) has proved to be a hoax,” JRL held and added that such immoral acts of oppression will never dampen the will and determination of the Kashmiri people and their leaders to continue their struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

The JRL leaders appealed to the international forums of justice and human rights organisations to take cognisance of the gross human rights’ violations by the Indian occupation forces’ personnel in the IOK.

The JRL warned that history stands as testimony to the fact that stooges and collaborators of oppression gets vanished with time.

Separately, the Jammu and Kashmir liberation front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah and the martyrs of Badgam and Ganderbal on their martyrdom anniversaries.

Malik addressing a gathering at his party office in Srinagar said, “Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah was and will remain as a symbol of unity among Kashmiri masses. His charismatic and multi-dimensional personality is unforgettable and no Kashmiri can ever overlook his sacrifices and struggle. His struggle for freedom and efforts to wipe out sectarian divide from Jammu and Kashmir will always be remembered.”

Maulana Showkat Ahmed Shah was killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on April 8, 2011, outside a mosque at Maisuma in Srinagar.

Malik also paid rich tributes to Badgam and Ganderbal youth who were martyred during the so-called parliamentary election on April 9th, 2017. He said that frustrated by the exemplary election boycott, the Indian forces showered bullets and pellets on common people in Badgam and Ganderbal, killing 8 innocents and injuring hundreds of others in a single day.

Meanwhile, other hurriyat leaders and organisations including the all parties hurriyat conference (APHC), democratic freedom party (DFP), national front (NF), salvation movement (SM) and mass movement (MM) while paying tributes to the last year’s martyrs said that this gory incident will always be remembered as a tragic day in the history of IOK.