Srinagar, November 30
The separatists have extended the strike till December 8 though there will be relaxation for the third successive weekend in Kashmir valley, which reeled under unrest since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani and two other militants were killed in an encounter in Anantnag.
Meanwhile, the separatists have also urged people to march and occupy historic Lal Chowk from December 4 evening to December 5, demanding ‘right to self determination’. Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearheading the agitation since July 9, in a fresh protest calendar issued this evening, have extended the strike till December 8. There will be, however, two-day relaxation on Saturday and Sunday, the calendar said, adding that there will be no relaxation on December 5 and December 6. But, separatists have asked people to do normal business from 1600 hrs to 0800 hrs on December 7 and December 8. Killing of Burhan was followed by massive protests across the Valley during which over 90 people, mostly youth, were killed and several thousands were wounded in security force and police actions.