Joint resistance leaders hail people, urge them to follow protest calendar

Srinagar: The resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement on Friday appreciated people of Kashmir saying that “despite hardships pulls and pressures they are  carrying forward their movement, which is soaked with the sacred blood of the martyrs, with complete commitment and resolve.”

In a statement, they said that wherever people got an opportunity to offer Friday congregational prayers across Kashmir despite strict curfew, restrictions, and curbs, the Ulemas, Khateebs and Imams raised strong voice against the “oppression and suppression, killings of around 50 innocent civilians and maiming and injuries of more than 3100 people, the leaders condemned the government’s aggression and state terrorism”.

The resistance leaders urged the people to continue with peaceful protests in their respective areas and make their wishes and aspirations known.

Asking people to follow the already given programme of the unified resistance leadership, they said people should observe a complete shutdown on July 23 and raise slogans and play Taranas in the local Masjids after the Magrib (evening) prayers.

The resistance leaders said a complete shutdown would be observed on Sunday July 24 and in the evening, people would observe blackout for an hour while complete shutdown would also be observed on July 25 and a congregation would be held in Islamabad district to pay tributes to the people who have been killed n the recent spate of killings and solidarity will be observed with the people of south kashmir.