Pulwama attack: JRL calls for end to hostilities, says Kashmiris and leadership regret every killing on Kashmir soil

Pulwama attack: JRL calls for end to hostilities, says Kashmiris and leadership regret every killing on Kashmir soil

“those who are here to execute this policy are also under stress and paying a price with their lives,” the leadership said.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Friday while commenting over the Lethpora incident said that ‘people and leadership of Kashmir regret every killing that happens on its soil.’

“As we witness killing of our loved ones our young, and shoulder their coffins each day we can feel and understand the pain and sense of loss that the family and friends of those who are  killed go through, not for a day or two when everyone is expressing grief and condolences to them ,but the silent grief and loss that stays with them for a lifetime,” the joint statement said.

JRL said that the delay in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, the denial to engage with the sentiments and aspirations of the people of J&K and instead the use of a muscular military approach to counter an essentially political and human problem, is wreaking havoc in Kashmir especially on next generation and consuming them. “those who are here to execute this  policy are also under stress and paying a price with their lives,” the leadership said.

“JRL said that if this death dance has to stop, if hatred and revenge has to stop, if killing and counter killings has to stop and if we really want peace in the region we have to put an end to hostilities. And the most effective and civilised manner to do so, is to reach out and engage and listen to the concerns of all three stakeholders and address them in the spirit of humanity and justice. Resolve the Kashmir dispute for all times,” they added in their statement.