Hurriyat’s hartal ‘policy’ is dying a natural death?

Srinagar: In the wake of ‘poor response’ to the shutdown calls, the pro-freedom camp in their latest protest ‘calendar’ issued on Wednesday has called shutdown only on two days and full-day relaxation on five days. Unlike earlier protest programmes which were issued for one week, this protest ‘calendar’ is issued upto 31 December.

Earlier this month, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, one of the leaders who spearhead the ongoing agitation, had said that the leadership is preparing a “long-term programme to ensure that resistance will continue” that will allow trade and education to function normally.

 

Here is the protest programme:
Protest Programme for Right to Self-Determination (From Friday Dec 16, 2016 to Saturday Dec 31, 2016)
Activities 
 
Fridays (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
Saturdays (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
 
Sundays (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
Mondays (Full-Day Relaxation)
General Relaxation Day
Sit in Protest
From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm sit in protest by pro-freedom organisations at Tehsil Headquarters along with placards and banners highlighting the atrocities in the present uprising.
Tuesdays (Full-Day Relaxation)
Women’s DayAssemble & Occupy local chowks and centres from Zuhr to Asr in the vicinity of your mohallas, villages and localities;
Protest with Flags, Placards and Banners with Freedom messages and slogans
Wednesdays (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.
Thursdays (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.

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