SRINAGAR: Both Hurriyats and JKLF have asked people to hoist and wave black flags on Friday against the “oppression unleashed by India and its Kashmiri stooges”.
The protest programme was announced after the three organisations discussed some recent developments they said were aimed at changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and by harming “historic religious harmony by constructing walls of hatred for Kashmiri Pandits.”
“These policies can’t be tolerated silently. When so-called rulers instead of replying to people’s concerns about these issues dub Kashmiri Muslims as cats how can one stay silent,” a statement issued by JKLF said.
“People of Kashmir will hold peaceful protests against these conspiratorial agendas of so-called rulers, spree of arrests and house arrests, especially arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and shifting him to central jail Srinagar and house arresting APHC (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and APHC (M) chairman Mirwaiz Molvi Umer Farooq on 3 June 2016 after Friday prayers,” the statement said.
The meeting said the construction of separate colonies for Pandits and retired soldiers and shelters for non-state subjects besides “East India company-type industrial policy and oppression against Jammu Muslims are directly threatening our very existence”.
“The so-called rulers instead of answering these questions are busy dubbing Kashmiri Muslims as killer cats, putting all those who protest against their conspiratorial designs behind bars or confine them to their homes and placing restrictions even on freedom of speech,” the statement said.