Hurriyat (G) begins campaign against ‘dangerous Shrine Board plans’

Srinagar, Nov 19: The Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani Monday formally started its contact campaign to “make people aware about the dangerous plans of Shrine Amarnath Shrine Board.”
 A five-member team of the amalgam headed by advocate S M Reshi met various prominent traders at Nowhatta, Gojwara, Qamarwari and Bohori Kadal in old Srinagar here today, seeking their suggestions for future course of action.
 The traders, according to a Hurriyat spokesman, thanked the Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani for “having decided to take into confidence people from various fields and hold extensive consultations with them over the issue before announcing any programme.” “They put forth their suggestions and the team assured them that these suggestions would be given due consideration at the time of formulating any programme on the issue,” the Hurriyat spokesman said in a statement today.
 He said the Hurriyat team would in coming days contact civil society members, lawyers, journalists, teachers and students to seek their suggestion over the issue.
 Meanwhile, Hurriyat has clarified that it is not against Amarnath yatra and is ready to offer traditional hospitality to yatris but “it will not allow this simple religious custom to be used as tool of political aggression.” “Hurriyat will also resist any move aimed at causing damage to our environment, ecology, forests and water resources,” said the spokesman.
 Meanwhile Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar expressed his gratitude to the people for observing complete shutdown as mark of protest against life imprisonment of Muslim League chief Dr Qasim Faqtoo. He termed the shutdown as a referendum.
 “The people have expressed their solidarity with Dr Qasim Faktoo and reaffirmed their faith with the freedom movement. It is a people’s verdict that Dr Qasim should be released forthwith,” said the spokesman, urging Omar Abdullah to honour the people’s verdict.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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