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JRL welcomes Yatris, tourists

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“Come and visit Kashmir without any fear and intimidation”

Srinagar:  The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has appealed to Amarnath pilgrims and tourists not to pay heed to the “false propaganda stories” being run by a few Delhi-based news channels and instead focus on their Kashmir sojourn without any fear and intimidation.

Terming the warm hospitality of the people of Kashmir a globally acknowledged fact, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in the backdrop of ongoing Amarnath Yatra, said that Kashmiri people will continue to retain and nourish this tradition as also the tradition of brotherhood and communal amity.

In a joint statement, the leadership said Kashmiri people never compromised on their tradition of hospitality even in the toughest and trying times, and always played a friendly host, whether to a tourist or an Amarnath pilgrim who came to Kashmir.

Ridiculing those Delhi-based electronic media channels for running a “smear campaign and propaganda” about the threats to Amarnath Yatra and pilgrims, the leadership said that some electronic media channels are hell bent to spread hate and falsehoods on Kashmir. The leadership said that there was no threat to Amarnath Yatris from Kashmiris as reported by these “mischievous” media outlets from their cozy studios in New Delhi and these pilgrims are very much safe in the Valley.

The leadership said that they want people of India to come to Kashmir and stay here and to see for themselves “the ultimate form of violence being unleashed by the lakhs of government forces who are muzzling the genuine rights of people under military might and how youth are pushed to the wall due to the iron-fist policy of New Delhi”.

The leadership said that on behalf of the entire people of Kashmir, yatris and tourists should feel ensured that there is no threat or danger to their lives from Kashmiris and that they can perform their religious rituals without any worry.


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