September 2016 News

Resistance Camp Extends Shutdown Till Sep 16

6 September 2016
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership-spearheading the ongoing uprising-on Tuesday extended shutdown in Kashmir till September 16. According to its protest program, on Friday (September 9), people have been asked to hold a 'district-level Azadi march' and join it from 'every mohalla, village and locality towards respective District Headquarters.' They have also been asked to offer Friday prayers at District Headquarters during the day, and that there will be no relaxation in shutdown. On Saturday (September 10), the three leaders-Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik-have called for 'freedom sit-in'. 'Assemble and occupy all roads from Zuhr to Asr; Offer Zuhr and Asr on roads; Protest with flags, banners and placards with messages 'WE WANT FREEDOM' and 'GO INDIA GO BACK',' the leaders have told people through a joint statement. 'On this day, there will be relaxation from 6 pm to 6 am.' On Sunday (September 11), the leadership has called for 'Assessment Drive For Eid-ul-Azha.' 'Resistance-Masjid committees in all villages and localities will visit each and every household and prepare a list of the needy; Also visit the families of martyrs and injured, prepare a detailed list of the family and their needs; Make arrangements for their support on Eid by every means,' they said. 'There will be relaxation from 6 pm to 6 am.' On Monday (September 12), the leaders have called for 'One Day Azadi Convention.' 'Organize one-day convention from 11 am to 3 pm in respective areas; Deliberate and discuss ways and means to strengthen the ongoing movement for right to self-determination,' they said. 'There will be relaxation from 6 pm to 6 am.' On Tuesday (September 13), the leaders have called for 'Eid-ul-Azha UNO March.' 'Join one and all for Azadi March towards Central Eidgahs at District, Tehsil and Town level and afterwards march towards UNO Office in Srinagar for submitting a memorandum to be conveyed to the 71st Session of General Assembly of United Nations starting on 13th of September. Imams and Khateebs before Nimaz will read 'Let's pledge' message to continue our struggle for freedom and boycotting all pro-India parties and leaders, elections, election rallies and election machinery-everyone take a pledge,' the joint statement read, adding: 'On this day, also carry flags, banners and placards with slogans 'WE WANT FREEDOM' and 'GO INDIA GO BACK'; Celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with austerity; Jointly offer Qurbani and have joint community lunch; Resistance-Masjid Committees of every mohallah and locality should ensure the arrangements; Donate Qurbani skins this time to local Bait-ul-Maals only for the support of the families with low income in your locality.' On Eid day, there will be relaxation from 6 pm to 6 am, the leaders said. On Wednesday (September 14), the resistance leadership has asked people to 'occupy Highway and Inter-district Roads.' 'Assemble and occupy highway from Banihal to Salambad Uri and all other inter-district roads from Zuhr to Asr; Offer Nimaz-e-Zuhr on roads,' they said. On this day, there will be relaxation from 6 pm to 6 am. Thursday (September 15) has been declared as the 'Graffiti Day.' 'Paint all roads, lanes, walls, post and polls, with resistance slogans; offer Zuhar on roads; Protest from Zuhar to Asr,' the leaders said. On Friday (September 16), the leaders have called for 'Martyrs (Shuhada) March.' 'Locally identify and march towards the Grand Masjids in the native areas of martyrs of present people's uprising for FREEDOM; Post-Friday prayer, hold freedom congregations and pay homage to the martyrs and pledge to take the mission of these martyrs to its final goal,' they said. There will be no relaxation in shutdown on this day. The joint resistance leadership has appealed people to hold protests every day across Jammu and Kashmir. 'Observe shutdown across J&K on all days except the relaxation mentioned in the program. 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 Azadi taranas from Magrib to Isha on every day. Paste this protest programme poster on the entrance of every masjid and in market places, Mohallas and local Chowks,' they said.