SRINAGAR, MAR 23: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) said that the Government of India’s decision of banning the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front for five years is highly authoritarian, autocratic and pure political vendetta . JRL said after banning Jamaat-e-Islami, JKLF has been targeted.
In a statement issued here, JRL urged people of Kashmir to observe a complete shutdown on March 24 (Sunday) across Kashmir against the arbitrary and undemocratic decision of GoI to ban the JKLF.
JRL said that the way GoI is announcing bans and crackdowns on the organizations associated with the Kashmir struggle, arresting the leadership and slapping them with draconian PSAs, killing youth in custody arresting youth and slapping them with PSAs and using force and fear to muzzle the peoples struggle for resolution of the Kashmir dispute exposes the hollow claims of democracy of Indian government and also its aggressive and anti-human tactics adopted towards the peace loving people of Kashmir.
The JRL said that by employing the ultimate repressive measures, GoI cant neither break the resolve of people of Kashmir nor push the resistance leadership to submission. They said that by imposing bans on organizations and booking resistance leaders in fake cases and lodging them in jails, New Delhi can’t change the reality of the Kashmir issue.