The joint resistance leadership including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have asked mainstream politicians to abandon the mainstream camp and join the ongoing people’s movement.
In a joint statement Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said, “Kashmiri lives matter. We the people of Kashmir declare our humanity. We have a right to live. We are being systematically and intentionally targeted for demise and being blinded.”
“We declare our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Every human life matters. The sanctity of life needs to be restored. Children, women and youth have lost their lives and eyesight. Media have lost count of toll. It’s time not to get de-humanised. Enough is enough! No more deaths! That’s why people protest because human life matters, the life of our youth, women and children matter.”
“To the perpetrators we issue an immediate ultimatum to put a stop to firing, killings, maiming and blinding. Mehbooba Mufti has failed, as did Omar Abdullah in 2010 and since she can’t stop loss of human life her MLAs should abandon her and come back to their people. The red line of such brutal killings transcends political and ideological differences. Introspect and Come back to be with your People. Forget about power and perks and take side of people. Stop being the loyalist representatives of subjugators and murderers of people. Refuse to be the collaborators of the merchants of death whose hands are soaked in the blood of our youth and children. Don’t give India a chance to use you as shield to carry out this butchery of Kashmiris. The same applies to other pro-India loyalists the National Conference and others. For once support truth! Stop the killings! Kashmiri lives matter!” he added.