Review protest calendar: Jamaa’t to Geelani
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 26: Expressing serious concern over the disruption in the academic calendar, Jamaa’t-e-Islami on Thursday suggested to the Hurriyat Conference (G), spearheading the ‘Quit Kashmir Movement’ to keep the interests of students and daily-wagers in mind while issuing the next protest calendar.
“The solution to Kashmir is unpredictable and it should be kept in mind while issuing call for continuous protests and shutdowns,” Amir-e-Jama’at, Sheikh Muhammad Hassan told a vernacular news agency KNS.
Hailing the services of Geelani and the United Jehad Council chief Syed Salahud-din towards freedom movement, he suggested that separatist should unite under a Common Minimum Program. “If Kashmir issue can be resolved by going on strikes for a month or year, then nobody would have any objections. Kashmir issue and freedom is a long drawn process and we have to prepare ourselves accordingly,” the Jamaat chief said.
“Though it is not possible to completely restore the academic calendar but it should not be disrupted completely. I suggest that 5-hours class work should be allowed to be held daily in schools or the schools should be kept open for 3-days in a week to allow students to resume studies,” he said.
“People have supported the protest calendar given and they are following it in letter and spirit, but we can’t ignore the importance of education. Even a layman understands its significance in today’s world,” he added.
“The community schools as proposed by the Hurriyat can’t meet the academic demands of students as professional courses need to carry out the practical works which is possible only in labs, and also the students have to appear in the examination to qualify for next grade,” Hassan said.
He said he had raised the issue with the Geelani when he had gone to inquire about his health at his home a few days ago. He said Geelani had agreed that he was concerned about the students but there was no relaxation in next calendar issued by the conglomerate.
The Jamaat, Hassan said might have difference with Geelani on some issues but so far as Kashmir issue and the struggle are concerned they had no differences.
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