Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has said that New Delhi is repeatedly devising means and methods to erode and undermine the disputed status of J&K by fiddling with the state subjects laws in order to change the demographic composition of the state.
The leaders in a statement issued here said that the new controversy about Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) as reported in media is part of that policy.
“As part of the Doval doctrine borrowed from Israel, this policy of assaulting Kashmiris on all accounts, physical, economical and psychological, in order to put intense pressure on them to tire them out to give up their legitimate struggle, is well known by now. But what New Delhi refuses to acknowledge is that it may have groups of collaborators in the form of regional pro-India parties who for the lust of chair help GoI in taking illegitimate roots here,” the leaders said.
They added that the people of Kashmir have not for a year or two but for the past three long decades withstood “severe Indian state repression” with full resilience and strong resolve and not budged an inch from striving for their basic right. And that is what they will continue to do so come what may, they said.
“Unfortunately these regional parties who could have represented Kashmiris’ interests in New Delhi always chose to dance to India’s tune when on chair and once out of it became public sympathisers again for the sake of chair, hence exploiting people either way,” JRL said adding that people of J&K are politically far mature and know how to withhold every challenge thrown their way by New Delhi and defeat it by their collective might and determination.
Referring to the statement by home minister Rajnath Singh that J&K is an integral part of India, JRL said it is a fact that by way of its huge military might, New Delhi controls the territory of J&K and rules over it, but by virtue of people’s will it (GOI) knows it does not.
“And that is precisely why it refuses to honour its commitment of giving the people of J&K the right to self-determination and resolving the internationally accepted Kashmir dispute,” JRL said adding that no amount of repetition that Kashmir is an integral part story can undermine the historical and ground realities of the dispute.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of JRL condemned the continued detention of Mohammad Yasin Malik and expressed serious concern over his deteriorating health in jail, and the continued house arrest of Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who was again put under house arrest late last night. The repeated illegal detention of the leadership is deplorable and people protest it, JRL said.
JRL reiterated appeal to people from all walks of life to observe the ‘human rights violation week’ commencing today till December 9 by strongly registering their protest and resentment against it in every manner they can.
Meanwhile, JRL has asked people to observe a complete protest shutdown in Trehgam, Qadirabad, Qaziabad, Naidkhai, Rafiabad, Pattan, Sukhnag, Parnewa, Shadimarg, Kapran, Hermain, Pombay, Larnoo, Breng, Sagam areas going to polls in the 6th phase of the ongoing panchayat elections.
JRL asked people to demonstrate their total rejection and disregard of this “futile exercise” by staying away and boycotting it completely.