Syed Ali Shah Geelani and his hardline Hurriyat faction are showing no signs of backing down. Despite mounting pressure to go easy with protests, the separatist leader has again issued a protest calendar for 10 days.
Starting from October 17, the calendar includes only three ‘normal’ days.
“The protest calendars will continue,” Geelani told HT. “We realise what people are going through but the situation is forcing us to continue with protests.”
Asked if the protests are likely to continue till US President Barack Obama’s India visit next month, Geelani said: “We are not concerned. We will continue with the protests as the situation demands.”