Srinagar Nov 02: The joint resistance leadership today extended the protest shutdown against civilian killings in Kashmir till November 10.
Resistance leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, spearheading the ongoing movement, urged people to hold ‘Freedom Marches’ on Friday, November 4, in Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Budgam, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad. “From 9 a.m, march one and all towards your respective District Headquarters; post Friday prayer, hold Freedom Congregation at the place identified and agreed upon locally and mutually;
Resistance/Masjid Committees/Youth Volunteers of these Districts coordinate & ensure the arrangements,” they said. On this day, there will be no relaxation in shutdown.
On Saturday and Sunday, the resistance leaders urged people to organize ‘Jammu Massacre Remembrance Day.’
“Organize marches, seminars, local gatherings, student meetings on Jammu Massacre Remembrance Day at District, Tehsil and Block level in Jammu & Kashmir on November 5 & November 6; Pay tribute to the martyrs of Jammu massacre, narrate & educate the young ones with the real history of this organised carnage of Muslims by Indian State and Dogra ruler; One of the least known genocides in modern history when 5,00,000 Muslims were killed by Indian state during these 2 days with such military precision that it is difficult to find its traces, except in the memories of the survivors, and the tales of horror they passed on to their next generations. The aim was to change the demographic composition of Jammu & Kashmir by eliminating the Muslim population. Such was the intensity of carnage that in Jammu province about 123 villages were completely depopulated; Resistance/Masjid Committees/Youth Volunteers of these areas coordinate and ensure the arrangements,” they said. On November 5 and November 6 there will be relaxation from 4 p.m to 7 a.m.
On Monday, November 7, the resistance leaders urged people to organize ‘School Safety Day.’
“From 9 a.m, school children along with parents, elders of the society and Masjid & resistance committees including youth volunteers march towards respective schools; Organise School Safety Day in school grounds from 11 a.m to 4 p.m; educate your children with the real essence of education, which has been and will remain the fundamental element in our standing up for freedom, justice and resistance against India’s forcible control. Also take necessary measures at local level to thwart the on-going targeting of our schools by Indian state and its agencies,” they said. On this day, there will be no relaxation.
On Tuesday, November 8, the resistance leaders asked women to organize ‘Women’s Day Assembly.’ “Women should march and occupy local chowks and centres from Zuhr to Asr in the vicinity of mohallas, villages and localities; protest with flags, placards and banners with freedom messages and slogans,” they said. On this day, there will be relaxation from 4 p.m to 7 a.m.
On Wednesday, November 9, the resistance leadership have called for “Freedom March” to Wavoora, Rohama, Tulail, Sukhnag (Hard Panzoo), Gund, Eidgah (North), Litter (Lassipora), Herman, Menzgam and Dachnipora.
On this day there will be relaxation from 4 p.m to 7 a.m.
On Thursday, November 10, the resistance leaders urged people to organize ‘One Day Azadi Convention.’
“Neighbouring villages and localities organize one day Azadi convention from 11 a.m to 4 p.m in respective areas; Deliberate and discuss ways and means to strengthen the ongoing people’s uprising for freedom from India’s forcible control; Resistance/Masjid Committees/Youth Volunteers of these areas coordinate and ensure the arrangements,” they said. On this day, there will be no relaxation.
They urged people to observe shutdown across Jammu & Kashmir on all days except for the relaxation mentioned in the program.
“Relaxation period is for all including public and private transport as well as factories and other industrial unit holders. Public and private vehicular movement not to be stopped after 10 p.m to 7 a.m on all nights. Lockdown all the routes entering your Mohallas, Villages and Localities by every means during night to protect people in general and youth in particular from the raids and arrests by Indian forces and police. Play Islamic and Azaditaranas from Maghrib to Isha on all days,” they added.