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New protest calendar has 5 days full relaxation, Fri, Sat shutdown

Ask people to be ready for long struggle


Srinagar, Dec 14 (KNS): The resistance leadership on Wednesday issued the new protest calendar announcing five days of full relaxations, while the shutdown will be observed only on Friday and Saturday.
In a joint statement issued to KNS, the leadership - Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik said the peoples uprising of the last six months has taken the freedom struggle forward and has opened out the possibilities and the scope of their struggle and has moved them closer to the goal.
“Now it is time to consolidate our gains and build upon them in order to move ahead further. In this regard the leadership feels that a long term sustainable strategy based on proactive initiatives, programs and sustainable modes of protest with maximum public participation in their creation and implementation and minimum costs for the people, is the way forward,” they said.
The leaders said that with these objectives in mind the leadership is working on a plan for transition from weekly protest calendars to a long term plan of programs and initiatives.
“Despite curbs efforts are on to reach out to all sections of society including students, traders, transporters, teachers, lawyers, artists, writers ,artisans and others to discuss the idea with them, seek their suggestions and their assurance of participation and support to the long term plan. Since most of the leadership has been caged and all kinds of hurdles put in place to thwart and sabotage our every move by force, the announcement of the transition plan may take some more time.
In the meantime, the leaders have announced the protest calendar for the next couple of weeks follows as under.

(From Friday Dec 16, 2016 to Saturday Dec 31, 2016)
Date, Activities
(No Relaxation)
Friday Freedom Congregation

Post Friday prayer, hold Freedom Congregations across Jammu & Kashmir at the places identified and agreed upon locally and mutually;
Resistance/Masjid Committees/Youth Volunteers of Villages/Localities coordinate & ensure the arrangements
(No Relaxation)
Tehsil Headquarters Azadi March

From 7 am, join Azadi March towards respective Tehsil Headquarters. March on two wheelers (Motorcycles & Bicycles) and march by foot;
If and wherever stopped, assemble, occupy and protest at that place till 4 pm;
Resistance/Masjid Committees/Youth Volunteers of these areas coordinate and ensure the arrangements
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation Days

People are requested to use exclusively public transport on these days for the support of transport community;
As a social and community responsibility, encourage your family and friends as well for the same
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation Day
Sit in Protest

From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm sit in protest by pro-freedom organizations at Tehsil Headquarters along with placards and banners highlighting the atrocities in the present uprising .
(Full Day Relaxation)
Women’s DayAssemble & Occupy local chowks and centres fromZuhr to Asr in the vicinity of your mohallas, villages and localities;

Protest with Flags, Placards and Banners with Freedom messages and slogans
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation Day
Protest of Lawyers

From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm sit in protest by Lawyers in court premises.
(Full Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation Day

People are requested to use exclusively public transport on this day for the support of transport community;
As a social and community responsibility, encourage your family and friends as well for the same
Directions For All Days
1. Protests be held across Jammu & Kashmir.
2. Shutdown across Jammu & Kashmir on all days except for the relaxation mentioned in the program.
3. Relaxation period is for all including Public and private transport as well as factories, educational institutions and other industrial unit holders.
4. Public & private vehicular movement not to be stopped after 10 pm to 8 am on all nights.

5. Lockdown all the routes entering your Mohallas, Villages and Localities by every means during night to protect people in general and youth in particular from the raids and arrests by Indian forces and J&K Police.
6. Play Islamic and Azadi Taranas from Maghrib to Isha on all days.
7. Paste this Protest Program Poster on the entrance of every mosque and in Market places, Mohallas & Local Chowks.
The leadership while commending people for their steadfastness and readiness to act, said that what we always need to keep in mind is that our collective efforts and sacrifices as a nation are for a long term outcome and not for some short term gains. So we have to prepare ourselves and be ready for a long struggle and make struggle and resistance a part of our life. (KNS)

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