Hartals won’t achieve goals: Malik

Hartals won’t achieve goals: Malik
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‘JRL looking for alternatives’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairperson Muhammad Yasin Malik Thursday said that shutdowns were a compulsion for resistance movement, but won’t achieve any goals.
Speaking at a seminar held at the Rajbagh headquarters of the Hurriyat (M) Malik said that though hartals were necessary to register protest, the Joint Resistance Leadership which comprises Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and himself, was in a process of finding alternatives to hartals.
“Shutdown is our compulsion,” he said. “We are working to find an alternative strategy to register our protests.”
Malik said that “Shaheed-e-Millat” (Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq) and “Shaheed-e-Hurriyat” (Abdul Gani Lone) had made unity their way of life whenever they faced threats and onslaughts from New Delhi. He said that present dispensation in Delhi had decided to kill and repress Kashmiris. “Operation All-Out is not only against militants but against the political pro-freedom leadership, too,” he said.
In such circumstances, Malik said, the only option left with the Kashmiri people is to resist this onslaught with unity.
Hurriyat leaders Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, heads of trade organisations including Kashmir Economic Alliance president Muhammad Yasin Khan, and Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Javaid Ahmed Tanga, addressed the seminar.