SRINAGAR: The Joint resistance leadership on Tuesday called for week-long protests from July 7 to 13 to commemorate the first anniversary of Burhan Wani and his two associates and the martyrs of July 13, 1931.
In a statement, the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik appealed people to follow the programme in letter and spirit and with persistence.
“(Burhan) Wani and his two colleagues infused a new life in (the) resistance movement,” the leaders said.
On July 13 martyrs, the leadership ridiculed the pro-Indian politicians for their “deceit” and said these parties “betrayed the mission of those pious souls martyred on July 13, 1931”. “They have no right to pay their homage (to July 13 martyrs) as they are exploiting their sacrifices.”
The leadership expressed “deep concern” over the continuous loss of lives of innocents and said it is the outcome of “threatening” statement of Indian army chief.
The leaders in a joint statement have called for complete shutdown on July 8 and July 13. As per the calendar a rally will be held at Tral to pay homage to Burhan and all “martyrs” on July 8. Same type of rallies will be held at all district headquarters and elsewhere in the world where Kashmiris are residing.
The leaders are silent about July 10 and July 12 however, calling people to visit the slain person’s residences on July 9 and participate in an online “Kashmir Awareness Campaign” on July 11.