Terming the bloodshed being carried out against the Kashmiris by government forces as a policy based on a political vendetta, the joint resistance leadership, comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the people of Kashmir were facing the worst form of state sponsored terrorism.
In a statement issued, Resistance leaders said that the state was hard trying to push the people, demanding freedom, towards the wall by subjecting them to repression and carrying out bloodshed against them. The leaders stated that the state has resorted to a military build-up in Kashmir to impose the silence of graveyard in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, following the program of resistance leadership, a joint protest rally of resistance parties was taken outside the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar to protest the killing of civilian Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Panzgam Kupwara and the unabated state sponsored terrorism in Kashmir. A large number of people participated in the rally. The members of resistance leadership who participated included GN Zaki, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, Mehrajudin Kalwal, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Imtiyaz Haider, Farooq Ahmad Saudagar, Umer Adil Dar, Mustafa Sultan, Mudasir Nabi, Peer Ghulam Nabi and others.
A protest was also raised against the use of barbaric forces on the students and people.
Terming the statement of VHP leader, Praveen Togadia that Kashmir should be carpet bombed as communal fascism, the resistance leadership stated that such poisonous statements by right-wing Hindutva forces have been a tradition. They stated that Kashmiris were not fearful of such hollow statements which carry not weight but poison only. (KNS)