The resistance leaders on Wednesday extended the protest program against civilian killings in Kashmir till November 24, with 2-day relaxation on Saturday and Sunday.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik urged people to hold 'Freedom Marches' on November 18, Friday, to Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Budgam, Ganderbal, Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam, Islamabad.
"From 9 a.m, march one & 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 in a joint statement. "On this day, there will be no relaxation."
On Saturday, November 19, and Sunday, November 20, the resistance leaders called for 'General Relaxation'. "People are requested to use exclusively public transport on these days for the support of transport community; As a social and community responsibility, encourage your family and friends as well for the same. All vehicles should hoist black flags as a mark of protest. On these days, there will be full-day relaxation."
On Monday, November 21, the resistance leaders called for 'District level protests.' "March one & all form entire Jammu & Kashmir to their respective district headquarters. Resistance/Masjid Committees/Youth Volunteers of Srinagar and all other districts coordinate & ensure the arrangements," they said. "On this day, there will be no relaxation."
On Tuesday, November 22, the leaders urged women to organize Women's Day. "Occupy local chowks and centres from Zuhr to Asr in the vicinity of your mohallas, villages and localities; Protest with Flags, Placards and Banners with Freedom messages and slogans," they said. "On this day, there will be no relaxation."
On Wednesday, November 23, they have called for MawerQalamabad, Narwav, Nowgam, Surasyar, Doderhama-Beehama, Batmaloo, Karimabad, Kanji Ullar, Redwani, Breng "Freedom Marches."
"From 7 a.m, march one & all from Kupwara to MawerQalamabad, Baramulla to Narwav, Bandipora to Nowgam, Budgam to Surasyar, Ganderbal to Doderhama-Beehama, Srinagar to Batmaloo, Pulwama to Karimabad, Shopian to Kanji Ullar, Kulgam to Redwani and Islamabad to Breng; Post Zuhr prayer, hold Freedom Congregation at the place identified and agreed upon locally and mutually; Resistance/Masjid Committees/Youth Volunteers of these Blocks coordinate and ensure the arrangements," they said. "On this day, there will be relaxation from 4 p.m to 7 a.m."
On Thursday, November 24, the resistance leaders called for holding 'One Day Azadi Convention & solidarity with LoC march from Azad Kashmir."
"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 relaxation from 4 p.m to 7 a.m.
The resistance leaders said shutdown will be held across Jammu & Kashmir on all days except for the relaxation mentioned in the program.
"Relaxation period is for all. Public & 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 J&K Police. Play Islamic and AzadiTaranas from Maghrib to Isha on all days. Paste this Protest Program Poster on the entrance of every mosque and in market places, mohallas& local chowks," they added. GKNN