The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Monday called for a Valley-wide protest shutdown on Tuesday against the ill-treatment meted-out to the ailing and incarcerated JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik by NIA at Delhi and also against the ‘ongoing aggression’ of NIA and ED against Kashmiri leaders, activists, senior businessmen, trade union leaders, their kith and kins and other people from different walks of like.
“The shutdown will also be observed to protest two-day highway ban and suspension of cross-LoC trade as both measures are anti-people, causing great distress to people and affecting their livelihood,” a spokesman of JRL said.
He said NIA’s highhandedness has in fact forced JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik to go on hunger strike and today his hunger strike has entered into 12th day.
“The life of Yasin Malik, who is admitted at RML Hospital Delhi, is in danger and rulers and their agencies are busy in playing with his life callously,” the spokesman said.
While appealing people to observe complete shutdown tomorrow against repression on Kashmiris, has said, “Yasin Malik has in fact put his life in danger while protesting against the highhandedness of NIA and also against its humiliating attitude towards Kashmiris. It is our collective responsibility to express solidarity with him and with all those who have and are facing NIA, ED wrath unleashed by Indian government by closing down our business, transport, offices and other activities.”