Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar, June 24:
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) called for a shutdown against civilian killings on Monday.
In a joint statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik while expressing serious concern over the restarting of operation All-Out and CASO with full vengeance against the people of Kashmir, especially in south Kashmir, which has resulted in the killing of four civilians in the firing of “trigger-happy forces” called for a complete shutdown against the “planned genocide of Kashmiri youth by the Indian State” on Monday, June 25.
JRL statement said Operation All-Out and CASO in south Kashmir villages was restarted by the government forces resulting in harassment of people of all ages.
“When people resist to government forces action, they are showered with pellets and bullets with a sole aim of killing them while the residential houses are blasted,” the statement said.
The leadership said they could not act as mute spectators over the “brutal killings” of unarmed protesters as since Eid-ul-Fitr four civilians including the father of two minors were killed by the “trigger-happy forces”.
Strongly condemning the killing of four civilians Aijaz Ahmed Bhat of Akhiran, Nowpora, elderly Muhammad Yousuf Rather of Srigufwara, Shahid Nazir of Sirhama who was fired on his head, and the latest Yawar Nazir of Gassipora Qaimoh in the firing by government forces since June 16, the JRL said more than 50 people were also left seriously injured, many of them with bullets and lethal pellet injuries and many houses blasted and razed to the ground.