JK News Today


Srinagar,   December 14

The separatist leadership in Kashmir  have   hinted that its agitation  approaching  six months may be  called off  and replaced with a long-term plan to carry forward the “struggle, which is nearing its goal.”

JK News Today had reported on Monday that the separatist leaders would  remove shutdowns from its weekly calendars and  may go in for  a long-term plan of  attracting peoples’ attention and support for the  promised goal of  “ right to self-determination.”

This hint  was too obvious to be missed  in a joint statement issued by  separatist leaders  Syed  Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik  in which they said  that “the peoples uprising of the last six months has taken our freedom struggle forward and has opened out the possibilities and the scope of our struggle and we have moved closer to our goal. “


It said that “now it is time to consolidate our gains and build upon them in order to move ahead further. In this regard the leadership feels that a long term sustainable strategy based on proactive initiatives, programs and sustainable modes of protest with maximum public participation in their creation and implementation and minimum costs for the people, is the way forward. “

The  leadership said that , “ with these  objectives in mind the leadership is working on a plan for transition from weekly protest calendars to a long term plan of programs and initiatives. Despite curbs efforts are on to reach out to all sections of society including students, traders, transporters, teachers, lawyers, artists, writers ,artisans and others  to discuss the idea with them, seek their suggestions and  their assurance of participation and support to the long term plan. Since most of the leadership has been caged and all kinds of hurdles put in place to thwart and sabotage our every move by force, the announcement of the transition plan may take some more time.”