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JRL calls Sopore bandh on Sep 14

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Srinagar, September 10: Making a fervent appeal to the people of Sopore and Zainageer to observe a complete shutdown on 14th September, Friday as a strong protest against the gruesome killing of Hakeem-ur-Rehman Sultani of Bomai Sopore, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in an emergency meeting, held at Haiderpora Srinagar, decided after thorough deliberations.

A spokesman, in a statement issued here today, said the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik after taking a keen account of the report submitted by the nominated committee and the public revelations alleged that the “invisible hand of Indian agencies in the gruesome killing can’t be ruled out.”

The meeting expressed its grave concern on the revival of custodial as well as the mysterious killings in Jammu and Kashmir to give vent to group clashes and anarchy, said the statement.

Citing the case of killing of Ashfaq Ahmad Wani at Naseem Bagh Srinagar and the that of Hakeem-ur-Rehman at Bomai Sopore, the JRL blamed government for “designing conspiracies to drive a wedge in unwavering unity of the people of Kashmir.”

The JRL while appreciating the positive role and noble contributions of Hakeem-ur-Rehman, said we cannot, in any way forget the precious sacrifices of our martyrs, the statement said.

Paying rich tributes to Hakeem-ur-Rehman, Ishfaq Ahmad Wani and all others, the JRL pledged to lead the movement to its logical conclusion.

On the directions of JRL leadership, Mohammad Yaseen malik visited Bomai Sopore to pay condolences with the bereaved widow and five girl kids of the slain.

“While addressing the gathering, Mohammad Yasin Malik reiterated the JRL's commitment to take the movement for right to self-determination to its logical conclusion,” said the statement.

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