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JLR withdraws TRC rally call, appeals students to protest on Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by Online Editor

JLR withdraws TRC rally call, appeals students to protest on Thursday

Srinagar, Oct 11 (Only Kashmir): Withdrawing the call of TRC rally proposed on 14 October, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik appealed students of across Kashmir to stage peaceful protests on Thursday against the growing incidents of braid chopping.

The JRL in a statement said that it has decided to postpone for the time being the TRC rally on October 14 in the wake of serious concern and distress caused among people due to the braid chopping incidents .JRL said these incidents are increasing by the day and spreading across the valley leading to great insecurity and fear among the people. JRL said it looks like one more ploy to unnerve and frustrate the resilient and unyielding people of Kashmir.
They said the callousness and insensitivity displayed by members of the PDP/ BJP ruling regime towards this matter of grave concern for the people by dismissing it as a “phobia” and “hysteria ” among people who they say are “imagining ” such things looks deliberate and again exposes their total disconnect and apathy towards the people of Kashmir.
JRL said that people have been completely left at their own mercy to deal with this crisis and police and related institutions are in denial. While these institutions are quick and preemptive at Pelleting and locking up Kashmiris, branding them stone pelters and anti nationals and boast of a great “local” information network about militants , yet when it comes to nabbing miscreants who are assaulting the dignity of our women ,they say they are clueless and need help.

JRL urged people that as they have shown tremendous courage and resilience in the worst of repressive times that they are subject to , the brave people of Kashmir should defeat this design by not giving in to fear as that is the main aim of this ploy and operate normally and with composure ,despite the deliberate conditions of fear being created around them. That, they said will defeat the designs of those behind this despicable act.
The leadership asked people to form local committees in each Mohalla/locality to deal with this challenge and increase vigil in and around the area and to exercise restraint and discretion when dealing with anyone found involved in these incidents.
JRL said people will continue to raise their voice against this shameful assault and will peacefully protest it on Friday while students of colleges, and universities across Kashmir will stage peaceful protests against the attack on the chastity of their sisters and mothers on Thursday. (OK)

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