Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday urged Imams and Khateebs across J&K to make people aware “about the designs of New Delhi to tinker with the Article 35A and seek their people to protest and resist this move at all costs in their Eid sermons”.
In a joint statement issued here, the Hurriyat trio also urged Imams to ask people to raise their voice with full force against the assault on state subject laws and the continuous detention of hundreds of political prisoners.
The leaders expressed serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in Indian jails for years and those booked by Enforcement Directorate and NIA and lodged in solitary confinement and denied basic medical facilities.
“On one hand GoI is employing ploys to change the Muslim majority character of the state by trying to roll back state subject law and hence undermine its disputed nature, while on the other hand, notices and summons are being sent to resistance leadership to force them into submission,” they said.
Leaders also asked Ulema and Imams of masjids and shrines of Kashmir to play their role in highlighting the sacrifices offered by the people of Kashmir and the oppression unleashed on them and convey to the world community the dire need of their intervention to stop the ongoing repression in Kashmir and resolve the issue.