‘Lal Chowk Chalo’ postponed after request from Sikh community


Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have said that the scheduled ‘Lal Chowk March’ has been postponed.The resistance leadership in a statement in Srinagar said that in response to the request of Sikh community “Lal Chowk Chalo programme” on Mondayhas been postponed.“We believe in the golden ethos of religious freedom and tranquillity,” the leaders said. “Age old strong social and communal fabric stands testimony to our rich and glorious past,” they added.Giving details, the statement quoted the pro-freedom leaders as having said, “On November 14, 2016, only Lal Chowk Chalo programme has been postponed, rest of the day’s activities remain unchanged.”Congratulating Sikh community, they said, “Like Sikhs, Pandits, Buddhists, Christians and all other sects are inseparable entity of our society and we respect and honour everybody’s sentiments.”
“We don’t believe in hypocrisy and dualism like the puppets of Indian rulers, who lockdown the masajids here but participate in the religious activities of others, proving the intimacy and familiarity to their coalition partners,” the joint resistance leadership asserted.They strongly criticized the Jamia Masjid lockdown and preventing people to offer Friday prayers and said, “India has curtailed and curbed not only our political, social and individual freedom but out religious liberties are also denied and this auspicious action is done by none other than the Muslims stooges of the forced oppressor.” “Beating the drum of ‘democratically elected government’,” the statement said, “Indian rulers carry out every undemocratic move and subject the whole population to the worst kind of human rights violations, through these ‘elected henchmen’ for the last 70 years.”
They appealed to the people to follow the programmes and courageously defeat the nefarious designs of those who want to sabotage it for their own vested interests.