Hurriyat Leaders, Activists Hold Protests Against HR Violations

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SRINAGAR — Scores of leaders and activists of  Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Friday held a protest demonstration at Hyderpora in Srinagar in connection with the ongoing Human Rights week.

The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has urged the people to observe Human Rights Week from December 3 to December 9 to draw the attention of the world towards the human rights abuses by the troops.

The demonstration was joined by a large number of people including Hurriyat leaders, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Molvi Bashir Ahmed, Syed Imtiaz Haider, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Muhammad Rafique Awaisi, Syed Muhammad Shafi, Khawaja Firdous Wani and Rameez Raja.

Witnesses said that scores of Hurriyat leaders and activists assembled outside Hyderpora Jamia Masjid after congregational prayers and raised slogans against the massive human rights abuses by the troops.

The protesters also raised slogans in favour of Aazadi and denounced the “unabated Indian state terrorism” and also demanded an end to the detention of Syed Ali Gilani and release of all “illegally detained political prisoners lodged in various jails.”

Addressing protestors and people, the Hurriyat (G) leaders said that the growing Indian “aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in the state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a ‘battlefield’.”
“Under well thought out plane the Indian authorities and their forces are carrying genocide,” they said.

Referring to killing, the Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders said that Kashmir has been turned “into a killing field where the lives of men, women and even children are not safe” and added that authorities are desperate to cover their “gruesome and inhuman acts and shielding criminals under the garb of AFSPA.”

 

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