Majlis Calendar Restricts Hartal to 1 Day

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SRINAGAR: Mutahida Majlise Mashawrat (MMM), a joint Council of various separatist organisations, Sunday released a fresh protest calendar for the coming week and it includes call for ‘civil curfew’ on Wednesday.

In a statement Majlis asked people not to observe any strike on Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday. It however called for protests after Magrib (evening) prayers on Monday. “There won’t be any strike on Tuesday either, but the government employees are urged to observe one hour pen down strike raising pro freedom slogans and in support of the demand for the return of mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru.

The Majlis appealed the people to observe strike on Wednesday while on Thursday Kashmiris living in foreign countries and other justice loving people have been asked to hold protests outside Indian embassies and high commissions to press for the demand of return of mortal remainsof two Kashmiris.

The Majlis said there will be neither strike nor protests this Friday. No strike or protests will be held on Friday but special prayers will be offered on the day. On Saturday male students have been asked to hold protest demonstration in schools, colleges and universities.

“By way of such a protest, it will be conveyed to the whole world that that Shaheed Afzal Guru was murdered in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in a brutal and unjust manner while his family was not even allowed to see him for one last time. It will convey that even after being murdered, that the bodies of Afzal and Bhat have been kept under detention and that their bodies were not handed over to the heirs”, the spokesman of the Majlis said.

He denounced the restrictions and curfew imposed by the government and vowed that New Delhi has to return the mortal remains of Afzal and Maqbool. 

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