Srinagar: Joint resistance leaders on Thursday said that people of Kashmir are facing do or die situation which demands utmost discipline and determination.
The resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik also appealed to the Imams of the Mosques to lead Nimaz-e-Jinaza in absentia to about 40 young brave hearts who were killed by government forces including local police in the last week after the killing of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani and his associates.
They also appealed them to lead the protests against the brutalities of the men in uniform. Leaders have condemned the use of brutal force against the protesters and compelling the traders and transporters not to support the ongoing struggle. They have appealed people not to fall prey to the nefarious designs of the “Indian imperialism or their local stooges” and follow the combined programme in letter and spirit.
Leaders have affirmed their resolve to lead this movement to its logical end no matter how “brutal and cruel Indian” aggression may be.
“People have been assured not to panic but show steadfastness, dedication and discipline so that any of the ill intentions of the enemy are not allowed to derail our struggle for the goal of self-determination.” The Leaders have assured the nation that “we have been fighting the Indian aggression and brutalism for decades and now we are facing do or die situation which demands utmost discipline and determination.”
They further said that people will never succumb to any pressure as “we believe ours is the just cause and we will fight to achieve it till our last breath.”
Commenting on the sending more troops from Delhi, the leaders said that not only three battalions even if India sends whole of its army to Kashmir “we will fight them tooth and nail and like always this time also they will be defeated.”
(This story has been published first in local daily Kashmir Reader)
2015 Kashmir Despatch