The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said "at this crucial juncture of the resistance movement, it is incumbent upon all people especially the youth to act with discipline, maturity and responsibility so that no harm is caused to our sacred cause and no one is allowed to give it a bad name."
In a statement, the Hurriyat (M) stressed that "along expected lines, agencies have infiltrated elements into the movement to sabotage the programmes of the unified resistance leadership, spread disillusionment and create division and discord among the people on sectarian lines." "So staying alert and defeating such forces is the collective responsibility of people at this time. It is also important that hooliganism of all sorts is discouraged," it said.
The party appreciated the role of local print and electronic media in highlighting the atrocities carried out in Kashmir and reporting the facts even at times risking their lives in the line of duty. "It is important that no hurdles are created for the media people in discharging their professional duties and see to it that they are not harassed, as some reports suggest," the Hurriyat statement read.
Expressing concern over reports of illegal constructions coming up at various places especially in and around Dal Lake and Foreshore Road, the party warned such people to "stop their activities forthwith" and asked people to "take such shameless people to task."
Condemning the harassment and arrest spree of youth and night raids in Seer Hamdan Anantnag, the resistance group said people "cannot be cowed down by such oppressive tactics."
Expressing gratitude to the people for following the joint programmes of the unified resistance groups so far, the leadership appealed people to hit the streets to hold two-hour protest following the afternoon prayers on August 3 and observe one-hour blackout between 8 pm and 9 pm and play pro-freedom slogans and Taranas through public address system in all Masjids. On August 4, the leadership appealed people to recite Qanoot-e-Nazlah and take out torch marches after evening prayers and march toward Dargah Hazratbal on August 5.
The unified resistance leadership also maintained that people as per the programme should open their shops from 6 pm onwards and people who would defy these programmes are anti-movement.