In a joint statement issued by Hurriyat Leadership, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, have extended protests and complete shutdown for next 72 hours starting from Saturday morning till Monday evening.
“On 16th of July, status at, people are appealed to observe to observe protests after Maghrib prayers and raise pro freedom slogans of right to self determination.
While continuing protest strike on 17th July, Sunday, people of Kashmir valley are asked to visit the families of recent martyrs and injured in order to pay tribute to their courageous roles in the on-going freedom struggle of Kashmir.
Furthermore, on 18th July, people of Kashmir shall organize freedom march on their respective district headquarters.
Hurriyat leadership and Kashmiris are thankful to the Government and people of Pakistan for their unflinching support for the freedom struggle of Kashmiris. We welcome the call from Govt. Of Pakistan call to observe 19th July as Black day to apprise the world about the ongoing genocide of Kashmiris by Indian forces and to aware them about the struggle of Kashmiris for right to self determination. In resolve to this black day call, we appeal people of Kashmir and Kashmiris living abroad, to observe the 19th of July as a Black day.”