Street Vendors Protest Over HR Violations

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SRINAGAR — Scores of street vendors in response to the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL)’s call on Monday to protest the human rights violations in Kashmir took out a demonstration in Srinagar.

The JRL  comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have urged people to observe human rights week from today.

They have asked people to lit candles and torch lights after evening prayers during this week to highlight “grave” human rights violations in the Valley.

The leadership has also asked people, including businessmen, traders, transporters and the civil society, to hold protests against rights violations.

As part of the call, hundreds of street vendors marched from Mekkah market in Lal Chowk towards the Press Enclave. The protesters were raising slogans demanding freedom for Kashmir.

They also carried banners highlighting the frequent human rights violations in Kashmir.

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