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JRL salutes ‘steadfastness of Kashmiris’

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Asks people to stay away from panchayat, municipal polls

Srinagar, September 3: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has commended people on their steadfastness and unity in strongly opposing the tinkering with hereditary state subject law being challenged in the Supreme Court.

In a statement issued after a meeting held by JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik at Hyderpora, the leadership said that people of J&K have always stood up and resisted every move of occupation and subjugation thrust upon them.

“It speaks volumes about the courage and character of the Kashmir nation that despite all out assaults, this small nation is firmly and consistently engaged in the pursuit of its goal ;the fundamental right to decide its destiny, the Right to self-determination,” said the statement.

“Lately we are being threatened through the judicial route where our very identity and disputed status is being put at stake by proposing to alter the demography of our state. While the Damocles sword is kept hanging over us on this issue, they now want to thrust and enforce panchayat and municipal elections upon us through additional deployment of lakhs of forces under the pretext of ‘lapse of developmental funds’,” said the statement.

JRL said that leadership wants to convey to GOI the loud and clear message by the people of Kashmir that they boycott any kind of participation in elections and instead only demand Right to self determination:


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