The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Wednesday said the ban on Jama’at-e-Islami, arrest of hundreds of its leaders and cadres, the assault on the State’s hereditary state subject law, fresh spree of raids by NIA and ED are all “authoritarian decisions” aimed at weakening the people’s movement and to intimidate the leadership and people of Kashmir into submission to give up striving for the resolution of Kashmir dispute.
The leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement 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 said.
The JRL urged the imams and khateebs to highlight the issue on coming Friday and asked people to peacefully protest against these “arbitrary and authoritarian” moves.