Hurriyat (G) on Thursday said that by disallowing peaceful protests across Kashmir region, authorities were desperately trying to “hide its gross human rights abuses.”
On the directions of chairman, Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat leaders and activists on Thursday organized a candle light protests at Budgam and Magam respectively, as per the given JRL week long program on the eve of upcoming World Human Rights day (10 December).
The separatist groups including Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Hurriyat Conference (G) and Hurriyat Conference (M), said that ever since the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) urged the people to observe the human rights week by holding peaceful protests—December 3 to December 9—the police launched a massive crackdown on the pro-freedom leadership.
“Authorities desperately trying to hide these gross human rights abuses by not even allowing the candle and torch protests and forcibly deprive the brutalized people to register their peaceful protests which are just aimed to invoking the attention on international community about the oppressive tactics unleashed by Indian forces in Kashmir valley,” Hurriyat (G) said in a statement issued here. “We again reiterated our appeal to international community and all human rights organizations to take a serious note of such brazen Indian aggression on unarmed and defenseless Kashmiris and to make progressive efforts, rather than occasional condemnation, for the resolution of this long standing dispute as promised by the UN through its UNSC resolutions,” the statement added. Hurriyat leaders said that “forces and police have unleashed yet another arrest spree to sabotage these peaceful protests, and so far hundreds of pro-freedom workers and youth have been arrested and restricted Hurriyat leadership to their houses and jails.”