Separatists have ignored Army Chief’s warning
ammu, February 16 (KIP): Kashmiri separatists have ignored the Army
Chief’s warning and continue to stick to their programme of
shutdowns and strikes. The Army Chief, Bipin Rawat has said creating
hurdles during anti-militancy operations and displaying flags of
Pakistan and ISIS in Jammu and Kashmir will be dealt as anti-nationals
and will face “harsh” actions,.
In fact separatists create a situation in which sections of
civilians either unfurl Pak or ISIS flags and incite people to indulge
in violence. Political analysts say that support of separatists to
agitators actually incite people to clash with the security forces.
Separatist leadership has decided that there will be no strike
this Friday though they have urged people to hold peaceful protests
after the congregational prayers in the afternoon.
“The day will be observed as Youme-e-Muzahamat against the killings of
innocent youths,” reads the new protest programme issued by joint
leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
On February 18, traders and transporters have been asked observe one
hour sit in “while on February 20 resistance leaders and activists
will protest after Zuhar”.
“On February 22, Bar Association will hold a peaceful protest against
the non-implementation of the court orders,” the statement said while
calling for complete shutdown on February 24 (Friday) and peaceful
protests throughout valley.
“On February 25, traders and transporters will observe 1 hour sit in.
On February 27 resistance leaders and activists will protest on Monday
Other days in the calendar have been marked as ‘full/general relaxation’
The very tone and tenor of the programme is sure to create added
security problems in Kashmir and mainstream politicians opine that for
any killings separatists should be held responsible.(KIP)