People saying bye to Hurriyat protest calls

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After failing to maintain their continuous protests in the Kashmir valley after the master stroke of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ‘Demonetisation’ on certain currency notes, the hurriyat faction decided to call of their unwanted protest calls across the valley.
The people of the valley want peace and resume their works as already they suffered crores of rupees due to the protests and restrictions in the valley after the elimination of Hizbul Commander Burhwan Wani few months ago.
Even now the joint separatist leadership in Kashmir, which is steering the six-month long unrest hinted that they are planning to call off the agitation, saying it is the time to consolidate the gains and move ahead.
The separatist leaders – Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik – in a joint statement today made a significant scale-down in the protest calendar calling for 10 days of relaxation over the next fortnight. The people’s uprising of the past 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.
As per their meeting, they said “now it is time” to consolidate the gains. “Now it is time to consolidate our gains and build upon them in order to move ahead further. This shows that they are helpless and they want to regain the sympathy of people of the valley so they decided to call off their unwanted strike. Already after demonetisation of old notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, the Pakistan sympathizer have no notes left to lure the youngsters of the valley to be a part of violent protests. With the efforts of Army and State government, where in they told the parents and guardians of the children to keep them away from the protests and put pressure on them for their studies as education is the only tool for their better future not stone pelting or petrol bombs.
In this regard, government decided to hold exams in which over 90 percent students took part and defy the protest calendars of hurriyat and show faith in the present government. The people especially the younger generation of the valley show faith among the government and give negative response to hurriyat leaders. However, in recent weeks, the calendars had a partial impact which forced the separatist to make a significant scale-down. The unrest has had a devastating impact on the region’s economy and has brought the tourism industry to a halt.
The separatist leaders said they were “working on a plan for transition” from weekly protest calendars to a long-term plan of programmes and initiatives. “Despite curbs, efforts are on to reach out to all sections of society…to discuss the idea with them, seek their suggestions and their assurance of participation and support to the long-term plan,” they said. The separatists said the transition plan may take some more time and would be accordingly announced.

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