‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’: AAC calls shutdown on May 21, announces programme

‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’: AAC calls shutdown on May 21, announces programme

SRINAGAR: The Awami Action Committee (AAC) has called for complete shutdown on May 21 to commemorate the anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq (RA) and 1990 Hawal Massacre. It has also announced Hafta-e-Shahadat (martyrs’ week) programmes commencing from May 18.
In a statement, AAC paid tributes to ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’ Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq (RA) and the martyrs of Hawal massacre.
Announcing the programme, AAC said on May 18, Saturday, the martyrs’ week will commence with the recitation of holy Qur’an at party’s all district and tehsil headquarters from 11 am onwards amid special prayers for the ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’, Hawal martyrs, ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ Khawaja Abul Gani Lone and all martyrs of Kashmir while as Anjuman-e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid will organise a Husn-e-Qiraat competition at the historic Jamia Masjid.
It said on May 19, Sunday, a seminar will be organised by the Hurriyat Conference (M) at its Rajbagh headquarters wherein the Hurriyat leaders will speak and pay rich tributes to ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’, ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ and martyrs of Hawal massacre.
On May 20, Monday, Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam will organise a seminar at the auditorium of Islamia Higher Secondary School Rajouri Kadal under the title “Amal Say Zindagi Banti Hai Jannat Bhi, Jahannam Bhi”. On the occasion, a special issue of ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’ number 2019 will also be released. On the same day, AAC will also hold a workers rally at its Rajouri Kadal headquarters in memory of martyrs.
On May 21, Tuesday, a complete shutdown will be observed across Kashmir in memory of ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’, martyrs of Hawal massacre and ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ and all the martyrs of Kashmir struggle while as after the Zuhr prayers, a congregational Fateha Khawani will be held at martyrs’ graveyard Eidgah where Hurriyat leaders will address people and take a pledge to carry on the peaceful struggle for the right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, AAC said that for the first time in the last 28 years, the state administration has denied permission to doctors participate in the free medical camp and blood donation camp that used to be set up outside Jamia Masjid.
The AAC spokesperson said hundreds of people would get benefited by the free medical camp where patients would also be distributed free medicine.
“But ironically the state administration without giving any reason, has denied permission to the state health department to attend the camp, which is very unfortunate,” the spokesperson said.