The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday said “oppressive measures will yield India nothing but failure”.In a statement, the leaders said “blood of innocents is being spilled by Indian forces callously in Kashmir”.
Oppression unleashed against Kashmiris in the name of crackdowns, killings, NIA, ED, spree of arrests and other oppressive measures will yield India nothing but failure,” the statement said.
“The ongoing slaughter of Kashmiris by trigger-happy Indian forces, crackdown during which common people, without discrimination of age and gender are beaten, tortured and humiliated especially in southern districts of Kashmir, vandalising, blasting and burning down of private properties, spree of arrests and fresh use of NIA, ED and other agencies to intimidate and suppress peaceful resistance are all manifestation of anti-democratic and colonial behavior of Indian rulers who through these harsh measures intend to defeat Kashmiri resistance,” the statement reads.
The leadership accused the “Indian leadership, its local supporters and biased media” of launching a “vicious smear campaign against resistance leadership and using NIA and ED to suppress it”.
“But all their efforts failed to defeat the valor of Kashmiris who refused to surrender before might,” the leaders said.
“Now once again NIA and ED intimidation has been started and a fresh FIR by NIA has been filed against ailing Syeda Asiya Andrabi who is already in jail for the last many months. This is nothing but a frustrated effort to defeat Kashmiri resistance and it will yield nothing but another failure to the oppressors,” the statement said, asking the international community to intervene and stop “Indian aggression on Kashmiris”.
“We want to urge UN human rights council that is in session these days to intervene and stop ongoing genocide of Kashmiris by Indian forces and other oppressive measures employed by it to suppress peaceful resistance of Kashmiris,” the leaders said, adding that “Kashmiris are being killed, maimed, jailed, tortured, humiliated and denied their birth right of freedom and right to self-determination.”