MMM announces fresh protest calendar in IHK
Srinagar, March 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat (MMM), a representative forum of pro-liberation organisations, spearheading the movement to seek return of mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, on Sunday announced a fresh protest calendar for the coming week. As per the calendar issued after a meeting of MMM in Srinagar protest demonstrations would be held after Maghrib prayers on Monday (March 11) during which slogans like “Naara-e-Takbeer Allah-o-Akbar” “Ham kia chahte Azadi” and “shuhada ke ajsaad wapas karo” would be raised.
On Tuesday, the employees would hold one-hour pen-down strike and the slogans “Naara-e-Takbeer Allah-o-Akbar” “Ham kia chahte Azadi” and “shuhada ke ajsaad wapas karo” would be raised.
On Wednesday, civil curfew would be observed throughout the occupied territory. On Thursday the Kashmiris living abroad and their sympathizers would stage protest demonstrations outside the Indian embassies and high commissions. The demonstrators would demand return of mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru from Tihar Jail besides highlighting Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
On Friday, Imams of mosques would hold special prayers and lead protests in their respective localities after Juma prayers.
On Saturday, the students would hold protest sit-ins in their respective colleges and universities amidst slogans “Naara-e-Takbeer Allah-o-Akbar” “Ham kia chahte Azadi” and “shuhada ke ajsaad wapas karo”. The banners and placards would also be inscribed with such slogans. The protest is only for male students. Separate protest programme for girls would be announced later.
Earlier, the MMM in a meeting in Srinagar castigated the Indian government for not considering the return of the body of Afzal Guru despite the passage of one month of his execution in New Delhi’s Tinar jail.
The meeting also paid tributes to Kashmiri youth, Mudassir Kamran and Tahir Ahmad Sofi. Mudassir was found hanging with the ceiling of his hostel room at a university in Hyderabad Deccan recently while Tahir was martyred when Indian troops had opened fire on peaceful protesters in Pulwama.
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