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Kashmiri separatists issue weekly protest calendar

March 03, 2013 19:04 IST

The Majlis Mashawarat, an amalgamation of several separatist groups, on Sunday issued the weekly protest calendar in support of their demand for handing over of mortal remains of Mohammad Afzal Guru and Mohammad Maqbool Bhat to their families.

In a statement in Srinagar, the Majlis (Consultative Committee) also called for a complete shutdown in the Valley on Monday to protest the death of Kashmiri student Mudasir Kamran who was found hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room in Hyderabad.

"Kamran was murdered for leading funeral prayers for Guru," the statement said, alleging the police were misleading the people about the circumstances of his death.

The amalgamation called for a march to Kamran's native village Parigam in south Kashmir Pulwama district on Tuesday for expressing solidarity with the bereaved family.

During the march, the demand for return of mortal remains of Parliament attack convict (Guru) and JKLF founder (Bhat) would be reiterated, the statement said.

The Kashmiri Diaspora was asked to protest outside Indian missions, it said.

There would be no strike on Friday, the statement said.  

Both factions of the Hurriyat Conference, the JKLF, the Kashmir Bar Association and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat are constituents of the Majlis which was formed in the wake of Guru's execution inside Tihar Jail on February 9.

The main demand of the Majlis is to seek return of mortal remains of Guru and Bhat.

Bhat was hanged and buried inside Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984 after he was convicted for murdering a police officer.

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