Calls For Strike On Wednesday

Srinagar, Mar 17: Stating it was not any “separate political forum or any underground group”, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM), a united front of separatists,Sunday asked people to observe complete strike on Wednesday against the arrest of separatist leaders, youth and “the atrocities committed by the police.”
 In a statement issued here, a MMM spokesman said there should be no confusion about them as they (MMM) were not any separate political forum or an under-ground group. While issuing the fresh protest calendar, MMM spokesman said that on Monday people should hold evening protests with a demand that the remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru be returned.
 “On Tuesday, students of colleges and universities should hold protests in the premises of their respective institutions and also offer noon prayers at the same place,” the spokesman said. “On Wednesday, people should observe complete strike against the house arrest and detention of separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Aga Syed Hassan and Dukhtaran-e-Millat member, Fehmida Sofi,” he said. “The strike will also be against the arrest of youth.”
 On Thursday, people should observe complete “black-out”. “On this day, electricity of houses, shops and mosques should be put off from Maghrib (evening) prayers to Isha (night) prayers,” the MMM spokesman said.
 “The Imams of masjids should pass a resolution regarding MMM program on Friday to seek peoples’ support. The Imams should also offer Qunoot-e-Nazila (special prayers) during the congregational prayers,” he said. “On Saturday, civil society members and human rights activists should stage protest outside Jantar Mantar in New Delhi and seek the bodies of Bhat and Guru back. There should be normal business on Sunday,” the MMM spokesman added.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 IST

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