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Ramadhan ceasefire a 'cruel joke' with Kashmiris: JRL

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Kashmir’s Joint Resistance leadership (JRL) on Thursday termed the Ramadhan ceasefire as a “cruel joke” with Kashmiri people.

“JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr. Mohammad Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a brief meeting held at Hyderpora Srinagar deliberated on the various dimensions of the "Operation Halt" announced by the Indian Home Ministry,” said a statement issued in Srinagar today.

While terming the “Operation Halt” as a “cruel joke with the freedom loving people” of Kashmir engaged in a legitimate movement for right to self-determination, the leaders said the people of Kashmir as a peace loving nation believe in permanent peace, rather than a relaxation in killing for one month. “People want a permanent halt on war thrusted by India.”

“India, instead of hearing the clear message of the people of Kashmir, is hell bent to trample the genuine voice of the people by its military might,” they said.

They said India was suffering from arrogance of power as it “outrightly rejects the UN resolutions, legitimate and peaceful formula of right to self-determination or even the science of dialogue as a means of conflict resolution.”

Terming the so-called operation halt as a ploy to hoodwink the public opinion on both national and international level, the leaders advised Indian authorities to shun arrogance and accept Kashmir as a dispute. “Declaration of one month’s truce and sticking to a loud denial to solve the Kashmir dispute is a mere hypocrisy. It is highly illogical and unfortunate to offer relaxations in killings for one month and then restart it with impunity,” the leaders said.

JRL reiterated its appeal to the freedom loving people of Kashmir to make “Lal Chowk challo” a grand success in order to send a clear message to the Indian authorities that the people of Kashmir shall never compromise less than their right to self-determination.

JRL also appealed to shut all the business shops and offices on the occasion of Indian prime ministers proposed visit on 19 May 2018.