Srinagar, March 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has warned of further deterioration in situation as India has unleashed more repressive measures in the territory.

The JRL in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said the human rights violations continue unabated as youth and activists are arrested on a daily basis and booked under draconian Public Safety Act and sent to jails outside Kashmir.

“The illegal crackdown on resistance and religious leaders and activists continues,” the statement added and condemned the injuries to protesting youth Faizan Ahmed and Suhail Nazir Butt in Kulgam. It also condemned the beating of shopkeepers by the forces in Bijbehara.

The JRL said that the prevailing situation of intimidation and instilling fear of reprisals by the authorities should be recognised by global community and human rights organisations and they should raise their voice against it.

The JRL said that the EU parliament members’ letter to Indian government expressing grave concern over continuing rights violations in Kashmir and asking for repeal of AFSPA and PSA as well as ban on pellet guns and taking cognisance of the UNHRC report on Kashmir is a welcome move.

The leadership reiterated that the Kashmir issue was a well acknowledged fact at the global level being a human and political issue and employing repressive tactics to divert the basic reality of the issue had failed in the past and would fail at present as well.

The JRL said that resolution of the issue through dialogue among the stakeholders Pakistan, India and people of Kashmir was the only way to ensuring peace in Kashmir and in the region.

While paying tributes to the martyred youth, the JRL said that the killing of youth in across Kashmir is painful and leadership would want that no Kashmiri youth was pushed by repression to take to arms and lose his life. The leadership asked India to shun its policy of revenge and resolve the Kashmir issue peacefully in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of people of Kashmir.

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