“Dreams to defeat Kashmiri resistance by using NIA, ED against leaders and their children will never come true. Today when Indian state and its leadership is displaying its ignorant chauvinism and has expedited its operation all out to defeat our resistance, it is the duty of every Kashmiri to remain steadfast, follow every program from leadership in letter and spirit and keep the flame of freedom lit,” said the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Monday.
In a statement issued to GNS, JRL said: “Manoeuvres to trample a people’s resistance through NIA, ED like agencies, PSA and unlawful acts, banning socio-religious organizations, arresting common people, political activists, Ulema and religious scholars, and other acts of crackdown and tyranny are like daydreaming.”
JRL said that human history bears a witness to the fact that suppressing people’s movements through military and police force is not possible and such dreams always prove dreams without interpretation that never come true.
The leadership said that NIA, ED warrants and summons against Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, Syed Naseem Geelani and others are part of ‘operation all out’ and “undemocratic acts”.
“Framing concocted charges by using NIA, ED like agencies and then intimidating leaders, their children, kith and kin and friends under this garb is ample proof of Indian failure to defeat Kashmiri resistance and this is what has prompted India rulers to start a new revengeful oppression against Kashmiris. This undemocratic approach has and is pushing Kashmiris to the wall and hence promoting worst violence,” JRL said.
The leader said that “a struggle that is nourished by the sacred blood of martyrs cannot be defeated by such mean acts and as long as a single Kashmiri lives, this struggle for freedom and right to self-determination will live and reach to its desired goal.”
JRL said that summoning Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, Syed Naseem Geelani and other to Delhi by NIA and ED is also aimed at fooling Indian public to garner more and more votes and seats in upcoming Indian elections which too is a condemnable act.
Deploring the arrest of JKLF chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami Advocate Zahid Ali, vice president of Jamiat Ahli Hadees Molvi Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri and hundreds of others and PSA on them, reopening some “concocted cases” on Yasin Malik and others, JRL said that Kashmiris have been bearing this kind of “tyranny” from 70 plus years now.
“These suppressive measures have failed in the past and are bound to fail in the future too,” JRL asserted.
“The veteran ailing leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been placed under house arrest from last many years and Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq and others are also often caged like this and the main purpose of these confinements is to stop leadership from meeting masses,” the leaders said.
Terming the dossier that has been framed against Yasin Malik as absurd, JRL said that this dossier, its language and also putting this ailing leader in solitary confinement at Kot Balwal jail illustrates the “mental bankruptcy” of police and civil administration.
Terming the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami and arresting its entire leadership including Ameer Dr Hameed Fayaz as dictatorial, JRL said: “The people who lynch humans in broad daylight under the full glare of cameras, who burn down entire populations, torture and torment honorable people and are seen threatening to eliminate Muslims on social media are being provided government patronage and those who work for the welfare of society, who provide education, who do social and religious work are banned , their offices and homes stand confiscated and everyone affiliated with them is subjected to worst apathy. This is a glaring example of double standard and testimony of Muslim and Kashmir animosity of Indian rulers and is highly condemnable.”
JRL asked people of Jammu Kashmir to remain steadfast, upright and affiliated to the resistance movement.