PESHAWAR - Activists of the Tehreek-e-Mutasireen, a local movement formed by militancy-affectees masses from tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency, held a sit-in here outside Governor’s House to demand immediate halt to the ongoing military operation in Bara.They protested the imposition of prolonged curfew by the security forces in the area. The protesters led by Shah Faisal Afridi, chairman of the self-made movement, president Khyber Union Haris Khan, former agency councilor Sohbat Khan, Jamaat-e-Islami Bara ameer Ikhtiyar Shah Afridi, leader of business community in the agency Maqbali Khan and PML-Q Sohail Khan were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands and against the operation. The protesters earlier gathered in front of press club and then marched towards Governor’s House, where they held a sit-in for sometime. They were chanting slogans against militancy, military operation, curfew and other problems. They demanded an IDPs status for the affectees of militancy and military operation in Bara. They also chanted full-throated slogans against the government for failing to end security forces curfew.  Addressing the protesters on the occasion, speakers said the prolonged curfew imposed in tehsil Bara ruined educational institutes, medical centers and business centers in the area. They said hundreds of innocent people were killed in the security forces shelling and firing incidents, whereas thousands of people got injured during the last 30 months security forces operation. They urged the government and other authorities concerned to immediately halt what they called an illogical military operation, end curfew against the commoners and formally give an IDPs status to them. “Let the bazaars be opened and financial package extended by the business community as well as householders to rehabilitate and reconstruct their destroyed businesses and houses during the last 30 months operation in Bara.” They further said that lasting peace in the area could only be restored through dialogue and jirgas of the political parties and tribal elders of different factions in Bara.  All the educational institutes and health centres should reopen while those doctors and teachers belonging to the restive area should appointed in their own tehsil Bara, they were demanding. The tribal elders also asked the government to announce financial package to those who were killed or injured in the operation\