JRL calls shutdown in Kashmir on October 27


SRINAGAR: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for shutdown on October 27, saying “it is an unfortunate day for the Kashmiris when we were deprived of our freedom and liberty”.

Calling it as “black day and the day of mourning” for the Kashmiris, JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik called for complete shutdown on the day.

“71 years back India without any constitutional and moral justifications forcibly occupied the state of Jammu & Kashmir on the same day and since then Indian forces are mercilessly killing innocent and unarmed Kashmiris, vandalizing their properties and are involved in sexual assault on women,” said the JRL, in a statement, issued in Srinagar today.

“27 October 1947 is an unfortunate day for the Kashmiris when we were deprived of our freedom and liberty and India against the wishes of the people landed its troops here. The people of the Jammu & Kashmir were neither asked for their viewpoint about this forced occupation and nor are their wishes and aspirations being respected even today.”

While terming the accession of Maharaja Hari Singh with India as “controversial, unreliable and undemocratic”, the JRL said that experts on historical events raise several important queries about its authenticity and over its occurrence. “… and moreover late Maharaja had no such mandate from the people of the state.”

“As people are observing 27th October as black day and it will convey a message to global community that they are resisting and resenting the forced occupation and will continue till the last soldier leaves the state and added that it also illustrates their wish that they will not accept anything less than freedom.”