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Hurriyat to go ahead with tomorrow's march: Mirwaiz

india Updated: Aug 24, 2008 09:26 IST

Angry over government's decision to impose curfew in the Kashmir valley, Hurriyat Conference on Sunday said that it will go ahead with Monday's march to Lal Chowk defying it.

"As of now, we have decided to go ahead with tomorrow's march to Lal Chowk," Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq told PTI.

He said there was no reason for the government to impose curfew when all previous processions in the valley were peaceful.

"This is uncalled for. Despite having a peaceful march, people as well as leaders are being picked up," the Mirwaiz said, adding he was trying to establish contact with other leaders of the Coordination Committee, recently formed conglomerate of separatist groups spearheading the agitation in the Valley.

"We have not had a violent agitation. (I) Wonder why this action has been taken," he said.

The Mirwaiz made it clear that his party members were ready to defy the curfew and carry out the march tomorrow to protest Centre's "failure" to resolve the Kashmir issue and to press for withdrawal of laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Disturbed Area Act in the state.