Srinagar: The joint resistance camp led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Faroooq and Yasin Malik on Wednesday asked people to stockpile essential commodities as they extended the protest calendar by five more days.
In a statement, the leaders asked people to observe Friday as ‘Kashmir day’ and hold protest rallies after Friday prayers. They appealed to Kashmiris living outside the state to hold protests where they lived.
On Saturday, they called for a complete shutdown and told people to hold protests and broadcast pro-freedom songs.
On Sunday, apart from a shutdown, they called for a blackout in the evening. On Monday, they asked people to reach south Kashmir and hold a rally there to pay tributes to those killed in the past 12 days.
“Unless and until every Indian soldier leaves Kashmir, the ongoing movement will continue. The Indian government and their local stooges want to disconnect Kashmir from the outer world so that their aspirations are muzzled. They know that after lifting curfew, thousands of people will come on streets and that would bring this region under global focus,” the statement said.
“Nothing will be achieved by discussing Kashmir in parliament or by sending a delegation to Kashmir,” the leaders said. They appealed to the international community and human rights organisations to support Kashmiris at this critical juncture.