Kashmir's joint resistance leadership—Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik—has extended the ongoing shutdown till August 5 and announced a daily relaxation after 6 pm.
In a joint statement, the resistance leadership said on August 1 (Monday), people, particularly youths, should express their sentiments by writing slogans 'We want Freedom', 'Freedom for all, Freedom for Jammu Kashmir', 'Go India Go Back', 'Hum Kya Chatay Azadi' on roads, walls and shop shutters etc. They also asked the masses to "motivate employees not to attend their offices, except those dealing with essential services."
On August 2 (Tuesday), the three senior leaders asked women to assemble in their respective localities after 'Asr' prayers and hold special prayers for martyrs and for the success of freedom struggle. The pro-freedom women activists should lead these prayer meetings, they said.
On August 3 (Wednesday), the pro-freedom leadership has asked the people to occupy main roads and hold a two-hour sit-in after Zuhr prayers (at 2 pm), observe blackout from 8 pm to 9 pm and sing Taranas (freedom songs) on mosque loudspeakers.
On August 4 (Thursday), they have asked for 'Qanoot-e-Nazila' to be recited in all mosques in Isha prayer and take out torch processions after Magrib prayers.
On August 5 (Friday), the leadership will march towards Hazratbal (Dargah) to offer Friday congregational prayers and hold a public rally there to pay homage to the Kashmir martyrs, the joint statement said.
"The shutdown will continue for all these days with daily relaxation after 6 pm," they said.