Resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said in a joint statement that the people’s uprising of the last six months has taken the “freedom struggle” forward and has opened out the possibilities and the scope of the struggle.
“We have moved closer to our goal,” they said. “Now it is time to consolidate our gains and build upon them in order to move ahead further,” the joint statement said.
“In this regard the leadership feels that a long term sustainable strategy based on proactive initiatives, programs and sustainable modes of protest with maximum public participation in their creation and implementation and minimum costs for the people, is the way forward,” the statement said.
“With these objectives in mind the leadership is working on a plan for transition from weekly protest calendars to a yearlong plan of programs and initiatives,” they said.
“Despite curbs efforts are on to reach out to all sections of society including students, traders, transporters, teachers, lawyers, artists, writers ,artisans and others to discuss the idea with them, seek their suggestions on it and their assurance of participation and support to the yearlong plan,” they said.
As per the statement since most leadership has been caged and all kinds of hurdles put in place to thwart and sabotage our every move by force, the announcement of the transition plan may take a few weeks.—RK