In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have urged people to defy curfew and other restrictions and conduct joint marches after Friday prayers this week against India’s anti-Kashmir designs. Hurriyat leaders made the appeal through posters that appeared overnight in Srinagar asking the public to come out of their houses against Indian aggression.
“Every person, young and old, men and women, should march after Friday prayers,” the resistance leaders said. “We will try, people will try to go,” said one middle-aged man, who declined to be identified, after reading a poster pasted at a crossroads near the area’s main mosque.
“If our leaders call, we will come out,” said a man, who also declined to be identified. “There will be protests, our protests won’t stop.” One of the posters said the Indian government has planned to change the demographics of Kashmir by flooding it with outsiders and urged clerics to speak about these fears during their sermons on Friday.
In the Soura part of Srinagar, where protests have flared, some residents said that they would try to join the protests.