February 2018 News
JRL Calls For Shutdown Tomorrow Against Killings, Shifting Of Prisoners15 February 2018
Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown in Kashmir on Saturday against the killing of Yousuf Nadeem, shifting of Kashmiri inmates from central jail Srinagar and 'bias' of Indian judiciary against Kashmiris. Muhammad Yousuf Rather alias Yousuf Nadeem was associated with Hurriyat (G). He was shot dead by gunmen while he was travelling home in a passenger cab in Beerwah area of Budgam. While terming the shifting of political prisoners to outside jails as 'frustration', JRL said that on one hand police is boasting about having busted the whole escape case (of Naved Jutt) within some hours and on the other hand poor inmates who are booked under PSA are shifted from Srinagar jail to Jammu for none of their fault. 'This is nothing but taking revenge from non-concerned and also putting a curtain on their own failures and frustrations by so-called rulers and occupational authorities,' the statement added. JRL also said that the Indian Supreme Court's stay on the FIR against army in the Shopian Civilian Murders case an eye opener for those pro-India politicians who have been staging a drama on Shopian killings and trying to be-fool Kashmiri people by their hypocrisy. 'Shifting political inmates and lifers from Srinagar central jail, 'cancellation' of FIR against Shopian killers by Indian supreme court and brutal killing of Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yousuf Nadeem are all glaring example of tyranny unleashed against Kashmiris,' said the JRL, in a statement today. JRL comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik who is admitted at SKIMS have strongly condemned the 'oppression' unleashed against Kashmiris by the forces, said the statement.