Lal Chowk rally a litmus test for India’s democracy: Mirwaiz

Lal Chowk rally a litmus test for India’s democracy: Mirwaiz

He said it would be the first test for both Delhi and J&K government as they should allow us to hold this peaceful rally.

Srinagar, Publish Date: May 18 2018 3:05PM

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said New Delhi and the ruling dispensation has been beating drums about being the world’s best democracy, but the first major test for both the governments will be on Saturday when resistance leadership has planned a peaceful rally at Lal Chowk.

“We have decided to convey our message to Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi in a very peaceful manner. We wouldn’t address any gathering but carry placards with messages for the PM Modi,” said the Mirwaiz while addressing Friday gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid.

He said it would be the first test for both Delhi and J&K government as they should allow us to hold this peaceful rally.

“Second test for these two governments will be on May 21 when we are planning a rally at Eidgah to take a pledge to take forward mission of the martyrs,” he said.