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Hurriyet leadership extends shutdown call till Sunday

HELD SRINAGAR: The top Hurriyet leadership has extended the strike call till Sunday (July 31) asking the people to hold sit-in protests against civilian killings. The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that on Saturday (July 30), people should hold sit-in on roads and offer Asr and Maghrib prayers together there. People should also raise pro-freedom slogans and observe blackout from 8 pm to 9 pm, they said. The leaders said that on Sunday (July 31) the people should march towards Martyrs’ Graveyards and offer Fateha Khawani there. They also called for painting of pro-freedom slogans’ graffiti on walls, roads and other places. “Shutdown will continue as usual with daily relaxation after 7 pm till late hours. The detailed programme will be issued on Saturday (July 30),” they added.–Online

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