JRL calls shutdown on July 11, 13

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called for shutdown on July 11 against civilian killings. They have also called for shutdown Mazar-e-Shuhada (Naqshband Sahib RA) Chalo on July 13 to commemorate martyrs of July 13, 1931.
In a statement, the three leaders called for state-wide shutdown on Wednesday (July 11) to protest use of “unbridled force” on unarmed civilians in Shopian after killing of militants.
They paid rich tributes to Ubaid Manzoor Lone of Nadihal Baramula, who succumbed to injuries he had sustained in BSF firing, Tamseel Ahmad (who was killed in Shopian today) and Andleeb Ali, Shakir Ahmad Khandey and Irshad Ahmad, who were killed in army firing in Shopian on Saturday.
The leaders expressed deep concern over these heart wrenching incidents and blamed Indian authorities and their forces for the killings. “Their approach is haughty and snatching our young and budding souls.”
The JRL also called for shutdown and march to Mazar-e-Shuhada Naqshband Sahib in Srinagar on July 13 to pay tributes to July 13 martyrs and others killed by forces.
“The leadership along with people and party workers will march towards Mazar-e-Shuhada after Friday prayers on July 13 to offer joint Fateh Khawni to all martyrs,” they said.
Referring to killing of a woman in Sonawari , Hajin, the leaders said, “Under the very noose and in presence of heavy contingents of army, the culprits barged into a house and after killing woman fled unnoticed with belongings”.
Blaming authorities for reviving Ikhwan forces, they said the commitment and resolve of people has frustrated authorities and they are resorting to “such underhand and mysterious tactics to force people and resistance camp into submission”.
They also stressed people to maintain harmony among different sections in state and blamed authorities and their agencies. “They are targeting various sections, particularly Sikh community. We will never allow these miscreants to play with sentiments of different communities living in state.”