Says β€˜even news reporters, photographers thrashed, not spared’

JRL calls for shutdown against Fateh Kadal killings

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik while expressing deep anguish and grief over the killing of son of the house owner young Rayees Ahmed and two militants Mehraj ud Din Bangroo and Faid Mushtaq Waza in Fateh Kadal on Wednesday called for valley wide protest shutdown tomorrow on Thursday.
In a statement issued on Wednesday the JRL said β€œstate machinery is all out to crush people in order to crush their dissent. Communication lines are blocked as internet is suspended frequently. Youth and activists are arbitrarily booked under draconian PSA and sent to outside jails. There is no law in the land except the law of state might. Universities and colleges are forcibly closed to disallow students from raising their voice against daily killings and atrocities. Kashmiri Students in outside universities are booked in false cases and harassed. Even news reporters and photographers are not spared and thrashed!”
Alleging that β€œelection dramas” are foisted upon people through force while our very existence as a people is legally threatened in Indian Supreme Court, the JRL said β€œKashmir has become a classic case of occupation. No voice of humanity and justice is heard in India today that speaks up for what the people of Kashmir are being subject to by their rulers in the so called democratic country.”
JRL said β€œpeople will observe a protest shutdown tomorrow on Thursday against the atrocities being inflicted on people including gruesome killings, arbitrary arrests and PSAs, destruction of homes, harassment of students, attack on journalists and all other measures of repression.”



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