The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Wednesday called upon the religious clergies across the Valley to present a resolution calling for an end to “military occupation in Kashmir” on Friday.
The JRL said the Friday (Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday or Ramadan that falls on June 8, would be observed as Kashmir Day.
The JRL comprising Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik made a fervent appeal to the people of Jammu Kashmir to lend their full support to the resolution.
The JRL resolution reads: “This grand congregation resolves that the world community should rise to the occasion to solve the festering human issue of Palestine and Kashmir and help curb the atrocities perpetrated on the people of both these regions of the world.
“This congregation fervently appeals the OIC to bar the nefarious designs of Israel for its illegitimate occupation of Masjid Aqsa.
“This congregation resolves that the UNO should fulfill its commitment to solve the Kashmir issue in accordance with its agreed resolutions.
“This congregation appeals world community to take serious note of the rule of oppression and suppression and gross human rights violations at the hands of Indian occupation forces. The prevailing state of absolute lawlessness in Jammu and Kashmir has rendered the civil liberty, honour and dignity of the general public as highly vulnerable. People on one pretext or the other, get killed, maimed and incarcerated on fabricated grounds and languish in jails without any trail and justice.
“This congregation pays rich tributes to all the martyrs of our freedom movement and pledge to carry the ongoing movement for right to self-determination to its logical conclusion.
“This congregation condemns the vile acts of state terrorism perpetrated on the people of Kashmir by the Indian occupation forces.”
Later, Mirwaiz in a tweet said: “Resolution calling for end to military occupation in #Palestine and #Kashmir will be presented in all mosques, shrines, Imam Baras across J&K.”
Meanwhile, Geelani called for a complete election boycott in the forthcoming elections.
In a separate handout issued here, Geelani appealed youth to boycott upcoming elections.
“It provides Indian leadership opportunity to mislead world community. They are not sincere and just play with your sentiments and looting resources of state,” he said.
Geelani termed the killing of youth at Tangdar as a “fake encounter” and blamed forces for staging fake encounters.
In a telephonic address to mourners, attending funerals of two youth from Pulwama, who were killed in the encounter at Tangdar, he said both the youth were killed in a fake encounter.
The authorities while shielding killers were attributing it to gunfights with brave hearts, he said.
Geelani said the “Indian rulers are suffering from arrogance of power.”
“The brave hearts like Pilot Nadeem Khatib and slain Prof Mohammad Rafiq while pursuing the freedom mission sacrificed their precious lives,” said Geelani.
Geelani stressed for unity and increasing public relations, saying “we should encourage people for their commitment, and we need to avoid differences and remain firm.”
He said: “Islam, freedom and unity in our folds can lead us to our destiny and if the entire nation follows these goals, we will definitely achieve our destination very soon.”