Strongly denouncing the killing of a 15-year-old Faizan Ahmed of Ladhoo, Pampore in “forces’ firing” on Friday and inflicting of injuries to scores of people at Pulwama, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said since the imposition of Governor’s rule in the State, an “all-out war” has been declared against the people.
“Now minor boys are being brutally killed which reflects the government’s policy of ultimate repression aimed at forcing people of Kashmir and the resistance leadership into a submission,” JRL said in a statement issued to GNS.
The leadership said, “The recent report of United Nations Human Rights Council has already taken a lid off the gory chapter of human rights violations committed by the lakhs of forces in Kashmir and the report stands as an eye opener for the rest of the world as how the rights of peace-loving people of Kashmir are trampled under boots of police, military and paramilitary personnel.”
The JRL also staged a protest march against the killing of Faizan, at Nowhatta. The protesters led by Muhammad Yasin Malik carried placards and shouted slogans against the minor’s killing, nocturnal raids in south Kashmir villages and the killing spree.
Addressing the gathering, Malik said Faizan was shot dead and was declared brought dead by his father who is a doctor.
“This is the situation in Kashmir. South Kashmir has been turned into a military garrison where searches, killings are routine,” he said adding that if innocent killings don’t stop, JRL will be bound to announce people’s agitation.
Malik said that scores of prisoners have been framed under “frivolous” cases by NIA and ED and lodged in various jails without any justification and trial. (GNS)