Protest calendar issued to get mortal remains of Butt, Guru

Protest calendar issued to get mortal remains of Butt, Guru


Srinagar, February 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawrat (United Advisory Council) constituted by pro-liberation organisations has issued a five-day protest calendar to seek the mortal remains of Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to Kashmir.

The MMM announced the protest calendar after a meeting in Srinagar attended by the representatives of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, the forum led by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Jamaat-e-Islami of the occupied territory, Kashmir High Court Bar Association and other organisations.

A statement issued by the MMM after the meeting said that there would be a sustained campaign to seek the mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru from Government of India. It urged the people to observe a complete strike on Friday and stage protests after congregational prayers. “The Imams of masjids should make people aware of the present situation like the life sentences awarded to people of Kashmir,” it added.

As per calendar, lawyers will stage protests on Wednesday and raise slogans like ‘we want freedom’ and ‘return the remains of martyrs.’ On Thursday, people of South Kashmir will hold protests at district headquarters of Islamabad, Shopian, Pulwama and Kulgam, demanding the mortal remains of Butt and Guru during the protests.

On Saturday (March 2), people have been asked to hoist red-ribbons on houses, vehicles and shops. “The red ribbons would be a reminder of the blood of thousands of martyrs,” the statement said. It urged the people to compensate the Friday strike by normal business on Sunday (March 3).

“We request the people of Kashmir to follow the protest calendar religiously,” the statement added.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736



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