Srinagar, May 31 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has condemned the puppet authorities for imposing curfew and restrictions and arresting resistance leaders to prevent the march towards Tral Town.
The joint resistance leadership had called the march to pay tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Sabzar Ahmad Butt, and other martyrs.
Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said, “The restrictions, crackdown against leaders and activists and imposing curfew are illogical which will give rise to chaos and uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian forces are carrying out genocide in Kashmir under a well-thought-out plan.”
The resistance leaders pointed out that Indian leadership was misleading the world opinion regarding the Kashmir dispute and the ground situation of the occupied territory. They said, “Kashmir is not a law and order problem but a political issue. The people are peacefully pursuing their struggle for securing their right to self-determination for the last seven decades.”
The leaders demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Kashmiris and lifting of curbs in the occupied territory saying that these repressive measures would prove counterproductive and won’t serve any purpose for the Indian authorities.
On the other hand, fearing student protests, the puppet authorities announced that higher secondary schools and colleges in the Kashmir Valley will remain closed for two days, Wednesday and Thursday. The district magistrate Pulwama said that schools and colleges would remain closed on Wednesday and Thursday in the district. Similarly, the schools and colleges have been closed in Srinagar, Sopore, Islamabad, Budgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts.