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Jammu KashmirSeparatists indecisive over fresh shutdown calendar

Separatists indecisive over fresh shutdown calendar


Separatists indecisive over fresh shutdown calendar

Tawi, October 15 (KIP):-Separatists seem to be divided over the

issue of extending the dates for shutdown. Most of the people are

angry against prolonged spell of  hartal and turmoil.

This is indicated by the manner in which no separatist has so

far replied to the from Syed Ali Shah Geelani.Geelani has

written a letter to each separatist seeking their response to  his

plan for extending the dates of shutdown.


With the shutdown set to complete 100 days on Sunday, the

separatist camp is struggling for ideas on the future strategy and

most of the groups and other stakeholders are yet to respond to the

letter shot to them by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali

Geelani seeking suggestions as to how to go ahead.

Geelani had written letters to Hurriyat (M), JKLF, Dukhtaran-e-Millat

and a few civil society groups and sought ideas and suggestions on the

ways and means to be adopted by the separatist leadership for carrying

forward the ongoing struggle.

The Hurriyat (G) chairman had sought suggestions as to how to continue

the ongoing agitation, which was triggered by the killing of

21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.

At least 91 people have been killed in the ongoing unrest. Over 12,000

civilians have been injured in the forces firing in last over three


has been witnessing curfew, restrictions and shutdown since

July 9. The shutdown will complete 100 days on Sunday.

Sources in Hurriyat (M) told this reporter that the amalgam held a

meeting in the office of one of its constituents Muslim Conference

(MC) on October 8 to discuss Geelani's letter.

The meeting was presided over by MC President and former Hurriyat

chairman, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat.

Sources said during the meeting, it was decided that the letter, which

was also addressed to Mirwaiz, would not be responded to immediately.

“The letter has been sent to the incarcerated leader of the

conglomerate, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for ‘necessary action'


Kashmir has lost about Rs.20, 000 Crore in trade and so are the

transporters, traders, hoteliers and houseboat owners whose losses

have not been tabulated but they have suffered huge losses. This way

anger is brimming and the separatists bank on the support of militants

who alone can implement the call for shutdown given by Geelani and


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