All Party Hurriyat Conference calls for week long commemoration programme

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All Party Hurriyat Conference calls for week long commemoration programme

Wednesday, 07 July 2021 | Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi

In its bid to gain traction among the affiliates and cadres, the All Party Hurriyat Conference (Geelani) of Jammu & Kashmir has given a call for a week long commemoration programme beginning Tuesday with possible shutdown calls for July 8 (terrorist Burhan Wani’s death anniversary) and July 13 (Martyr’s Day).

The outfit has planned a detailed set of programmes to observe Hafta-e-Shuhada to pay tributes to the terrorists and people killed for the Kashmir issue.

Sensing trouble on the law and front, the security agencies have issued an alert to sensitise all the personnel of the security forces deployed in the

Valley and take necessary precautions while on the move during the brazen programme to commemorate the death of terrorists in the Valley.

According to the alert, a programme styled as Dua-e-Majlis for terrorists and those killed on July 13, 1931 was scheduled to be held across the Valley and Pakistan/Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir on Tuesday.

For July 7, the outfit has planned protests in various countries having a significant presence of Kashmiri diaspora.

On July 8, the outfit labeled the day as Youm-e-Muzammat (death anniversary of Burwan Wani, slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander).

 During day, a Taziyat-e-Majlis would be held at Tral, Pulwama in his memory and a ‘Tral chalo’ call would be specifically made for the people of Tral. The Pakistani chapter of APHC-G would raise the issue of Kashmir internationally. The programme is aimed at intensifying the radicalization and recruitment in South Kashmir as also role revival of the outfit that was lying a bit low after the abrogation of Article 370 and division of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories—J&K and Ladakh.

The outfit that is an amalgam of over two dozen social, religious and political groups had also witnessed the exit of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a pro-Pakistan separatist leader, last year.

On July 13, the outfit planned to observe Youm-e-Shuhada (Martyr’s Day) during which the international community would be asked to organize seminars or Dua-e-Majlis programmes.

The outfit has also decided to issue a strike call on July 8 and 13.

In view of the threat perception due to the proposed porgrammes of APHC-G, the security agencies have advised the security forces to sensitise their units and ranges of their formations in their respective jurisdictions to remain extra alert and vigilant, an intelligence official said.

For personnel deployed in various security duties, the agencies have advised the Forces to brief them properly.

The forces have also been advised to ensure that the parties take necessary precautions while on the move.

“Through the alert, the security forces have been advised to maintain close liaison with the intelligence agencies  and civil police in the area. The Forces have also been advised to activate their own sources for timely receipt of inputs on the evolving security situation during the week-long commemoration programmes besides taking proactive precautionary and preventive measures,” a senior security official said.

The commemoration programme is organized every year from July 6-13 and the pro-Pakistani groups have sought to flare up the situation through such activities in order to seek international attention, the official added.

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