JRL calls for protests today, shutdown on Sunday

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik Thursday condemned US President Donald Trump’s announcement declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal and called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers against the move.

They also called for shutdown on December 10 on the international human rights day to protest the gross human rights violations in Kashmir.

In a joint statement, Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik said, “Jerusalem represents the religious sentiments of about a billion Muslims living across the globe. US decision to declare this sacred land as the capital of Israel amounts to political bankruptcy of fascist trump regime. Kashmiris across the valley will stage peaceful protests against US decision after Friday prayers”.

They said, “Jerusalem represents the religious emotions and aspirations of about a billion Muslims living across the Globe. This is our Qibla I Awwal and no Muslim can ever accept it as the capital of Israel. By taking this kind of irrational decision, US president Donal Trump is actually showing his imprudent politics, fascist behavior and enmity against Muslims.

Terming the US decision as naïve and dangerous for the international peace, JRL said these kinds of unilateral anti-Muslim decisions are bound to deteriorate and damage already fragile peace and tranquility of the world.
“No Muslim can ever accept Jerusalem as the capital of Zionist state and so this decision is bound to fail,” the leaders said.
They appealed the Muslim Ummah to unite against this bizarre US decision and support the Palestinian cause. “This world can never taste real peace, tranquility and progress if such kinds of decisions are implemented and instead of resolving the disputes confronting humans more problems are twisted”.
The leaders also called for a complete shutdown on international human rights day on December 10 to lodge protest against criminal silencemaintained by champions of human rights over the worst kind of torture and oppression being carried out by forces in Kashmir.
“A protest rally towards UN observers’ office at Srinagar will also be taken out from Hamza Masjid KokerbazarLalChowkon December 10. A seminar will be organized a day earlier to highlight the miseries of Kashmiris,” the leaders said.
They said UN has itself created a forum namely human rights commission that also makes hue and cry on human rights abuses. “Kashmir is also part of human civilization and human with same blood and flesh are living on this land but these humans are being treated like cattle by Indian oppression from a long time.”
They alleged that people of Jammu Kashmir are facing “Indian aggression and oppression”. “Lakhs on people have been killed and this killing spree is continuing unabated. Thousands of young and old have been disappeared in custody and thousands of unmarked graves bear witness to extra judicial killings, attacks on the chastity of women is being used as a weapon of war and thousands of innocents have been going through jails and incarcerations.”
They said from Tihar jail to the jails of Jammu Kashmir, thousands of Kashmiri prisoners are suffering at the hands of Indian authorities.
“Kashmiris are being terrorized but no one in the international community seems to bother. India which claims to be the biggest democracy in the world has let loose a reign of terror in Jammu Kashmir but no one is raising voice against this,” the leaders said.
“India will never succeed in suppressing the voices of freedom of people of Jammu and Kashmir and despite all these atrocities, Kashmiris will continue with their struggle for freedom and self-determination,” they said.