The Joint Resistance Leaders—Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik—Monday said they support Bhat family of Barzulla in demanding the body of their dead son, Mudasir Ahmed Bhat, for a proper burial.
The leadership said Mudasir’s killing has “taken the lid off the myth that militants were killed during encounters under operation all out”.
“The fact remains that youth are killed during custody,” the leadership said.
Condemning the nocturnal police raids, ransacking properties and atrocities inflicted on common people, the leadership said that the struggle for the right to self determination will continue.
Hailing the commitment, persistence and unshakable resolve of people, the leadership said that people are facing a big military power with full resistance.
The leadership called frequent cordon and search operations across Kashmir, especially in southern Kashmir, as acts of vengeance. “Such things are no more an act of bravery. The forces are being awarded and rewarded with medals and citations for killing, maiming and humiliating,” the statement said.
The leadership appealed to world community and UN to use their good office and impress upon Dehli to shun its military and egoistic approach against innocent civilians in Kashmir.
“We also demand unbiased intervention of the UN to resolve the long-pending issue in the larger interest of peaceful and prosperous sub-continent,” the statement said.