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Hurriyat to continue protests in Kashmir

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | September 03, 2008 22:28 IST

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday announced the resumption of protests by calling a general strike on Saturday.

The APHC co-ordination committee decided to call the strike after holding a meeting in Srinagar [Images] today afternoon to decide its future course of action.

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"The coordination committee has appealed to the people to hold peaceful protests after Friday prayers and observe a complete strike on Saturday," a spokesman of the committee said.

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The chairman of the moderate faction of the APHC, Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq, couldn't chair today's meeting as he is under house arrest. The meeting was chaired by senior separatist leader Fazal Haq Qureshi.

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Three top separatist leaders, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik were released by the authorities two days ago.

Geelani, who was admitted at the Soura Medical Institute following a mild chest infection, was discharged today.

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Shops downed their shutters and vehicles stayed off the roads after 5 pm, in response to a call given by the co-ordination committee.

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