AAC calls for Kashmir bandh on May 21

Paying glowing tributes to Shaheed-e-Milat Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq and those who lost their lives in Hawal massacre on 21 May 1990, the Awami Action Committee (AAC) renewed its pledge to carry forward their mission.

The AAC said the “Hafta-e-Shahadat” shall commence from May 18 and a “complete shutdown will be observed across Kashmir on May 21”.

According to a statement issued by ACC here, the week will commence with the recitation of holy Quran at all the district and tehsil headquarters of AAC across Kashmir from 11 am onwards. It said special prayers will be held for the Shaheed-e-Milat and those who lost their lives in Hawal in 1990, Shaheed Hurriyat and others.

“On the same day, the Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid will organize a Husn-e-Qirat completion at the historic Jamia Masjid,” it said.

“On May 19 (Sunday): A seminar will be organised by APHC at its headquarters at Rajbagh where in all the Hurriyat leaders will speak and pay rich tributes to Shaheed-e-Milat, Shaheed Hurriyat and other victims of Hawal massacre.

“May 20 (Monday): Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam will organize a seminar at the auditorium of Islmia Higher secondary School Rajouri Kadal under the title ‘Amal Say Zindagi Banti hai Janat Bhi, Jahanam Bhi”.

“On the occasion, a special issue of Shaheed-e-Milat number 2019 will also be released. On the same day, AAC will also hold a workers’ rally at its Rajouri Kadal headquarters.

“On May 21 (Tuesday): A complete shutdown will be observed across Kashmir in memory of Shaheed-e-Milat, victims of Hawal massacre and Shaheed Hurriyat Abdul Gani Lone and all others who lost their life in Kashmir struggle.

“After the Zuhr prayers, a congregational Fateh Khawani will be held at martyr’s graveyard Eidgah where Hurriyat leaders will address the people and take a pledge to carry on the peaceful struggle for the right of self-determination,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the AAC alleged that for the first time in the past 28 years, “the state administration has denied permission to doctors for taking part in the free medical and blood donation camp that used to be set up outside Jamia Masjid.”