Asks people to reach Tral on Tuesday
SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Saturday called for complete shutdown on Sunday and Monday against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad, his associate and six militants in Rampur sector of north Kashmir’s Uri.
In a statement issued here, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik paid “heartfelt” tributes to slain and blamed Indian authorities for the prevailing “appalling situation” in the state saying their “rigid and unrealistic” approach is the root cause of uncertainty in J&K.
They strongly condemned the use of unjustified force against peaceful mourners and asked people to attend condolence meeting on Tuesday in Tral.
The leaders said youth of state feel “highly distressed” and are left with no option but to pick up arms.
“The brave hearts are highly educated, mature, dedicated, and committed to cause. Most of these youths were haunted, chased, and subjected to third degree torture by police and forces, thus compelled to pick up arms against this barbarism and forced slavery,” they said.
Paying “glorious” tributes to slain youth, the leadership said it is moral duty to pay our respects to these “brave hearts”. “Our children are choosing this path because of the rigidity and stubbornness of India and they are sacrificing their today for their nation’s tomorrow,” they said.