Separatists to continue protests in JK; announce schedule

Separatists today announced continuance of protests in Kashmir for one more week.

Published: 19th August 2016 12:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2016 12:08 AM   |  A+A-


SRINAGAR: The separatists today announced continuance of protests in Kashmir for one more week, regarding which they issued a schedule which includes a march to Aripathan village in Budgam district where four persons were killed in CRPF firing on Tuesday.

The separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, who are jointly spearheading the agitation, have also rechristened the ongoing unrest from "protest against civilian killings" to "protest programme for right to self-determination".

They have called for pasting of poster letters to legislators and ministers asking them to resign from their posts.

As per the schedule, the seapratists plan to hold 'referendum congregations' at all Tehsil and Block headquarters on August 22 followed by women's protests in the afternoon a day later.

On August 24, Mohalla committees have been asked to identify the needy families in their area and help them.

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