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Updated: September 14, 2010 15:24 IST

Hardline Hurriyat issues 11-day protest schedule

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Chairman of the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani. File photo
Chairman of the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani. File photo

Even as fresh clashes rocked the valley today, separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani called for more protests to highlight their demands

Hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani has issued a curious 11-day protest schedule asking people of Kashmir to carry out normal activities of life from dusk to dawn on strike days.

As per the schedule, only two days - September 19 and 22 - have been exempted from strikes and protests by the Geelani-led Hurriyat faction which is spearheading the ongoing agitation in the Valley.

The striking point in the protest schedule is that the hardliners have asked the people of the Valley to carry out day to day activities from 7 PM to 7 AM on the strike days.

“All business establishments, including manufacturing units, flour mills and cement factories will remain open from 7 PM to 7 AM,” the statement issued by the Hurriyat said.

It also said shops and other business establishments can do the normal business during night hours. Transporters can ply normally during night, it added.

Mr. Geelani has called for a march to the security forces’ camps on September 21 for holding protests to highlight their demands.

The Kashmir Valley has been rocked by violent protests since June 11 following the killing of a teenager during alleged firing by security forces here. The unrest has so far claimed 88 lives.

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