Kashmir unrest: Even as life remains paralysed for 60th day, separatists extend shutdown

The joint separatist camp also asked imams (clerics) and khateebs (preachers) to read out messages about continuing the agitation and boycotting all mainstream political parties and leaders. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI Srinagar Sep 06, 2016, 01.44 PM (IST)
Even as life remained paralysed in the restive Indian state of Kashmir for the 60th day, the separatists today extended the shutdown call in Kashmir till September 16.

They also issued a protest calendar in which people have been urged to march towards the local office of the UN Military Observers' Group on Eid-ul Azha on September 12 and submit a memorandum.

The joint separatist camp also asked imams (clerics) and khateebs (preachers) to read out messages about continuing the agitation and boycotting all mainstream political parties and leaders, elections, election rallies and election machinery.

They asked the people to celebrate Eid-ul Azha with austerity, and jointly offer sacrificial animals and have community lunches that day.

The announcement about the extension of the shutdown call beyond September 16 came even as life has been paralysed in the Valley for the last 60 days.

(PTI)