Hurriyat (G), JKLF Protest Against HR Violations

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SRINAGAR —The Hurriyat (G) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday held separate protests in Srinagar against the human rights violations in Kashmir.

In a statement, Hurriyat (G) said that it organized a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar against “state-terrorism.”

The protestors said that the growing aggression “against unarmed and peaceful people was alarming.” They said that the Kashmir Valley has been turned into a “battle field”.

“Under well thought out plan the Indian authorities and their forces are carrying out a genocide”, they said.

The protesters appealed to the Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and other international organizations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of people of Kashmir and urged them to “fulfil their obligations in accordance with human rights specified for world community.”

Meanwhile, scores of JKLF leaders and activists also held a protest at Maisuma Lal Chowk against “ongoing Indian aggression and carnage in Kashmir valley.”

 “JKLF leaders addressed protesters and condemned the spree of killings, vandalizing people’s properties and other oppressive acts of Indian occupation,” said a front spokesperson, in a statement.

Meanwhile, JKLF chief Yasin Malik in his statement said India will fail to “suppress” Kashmiri voices for freedom.

“Employ whatever force you have at your disposal against Kashmiris but bear in mind that all your coercion will fail to suppress Kashmiri voices for freedom. If killings, gallows, guns, tanks, chemical weapons, jails, drones and other modes of carnage would have proved successful in suppressing people’s freedom movements, a number of nations including India would not have been able to get freedom from foreign occupation,” he said.

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