In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has emphasized that the people of Kashmir cannot become part of any ambiguous talks process, which has no clarity and direction.
A statement issued after a meeting of the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik.
The meeting was held in Srinagar, today (Tuesday), for a detailed deliberation on the current prevailing political situation in occupied Kashmir. The JRL also took stock of the statements by Indian leaders regarding the so called talks on Kashmir.
The leaders pointed out that the Kashmir dispute had three stakeholders, Pakistan, India and the People of Kashmir and the absence of any of the stakeholders in the process would not yield any solution.
The resistance leaders asked India to express in clear words on what it wanted to talk about and what would be the agenda of talks.
Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Shopian district, today (Tuesday), to raise demand for justice to two young women, Aasiya and Neelofar, who were raped and murdered by men in uniform on this day in 2009.
Call for the strike was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership. All shops, business establishments and educational institutions were closed while traffic was off the road.