Srinagar, Dec 6: On the directions of chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders, and activists organized candlelight protests at Budgam and Magam ahead of Human Rights Day on December 10.
The protests, as per a statement issued to GNS, were held against the “unabated human rights violations including killings, arrests, torture, detention of pro-freedom leaders and activists, vandalizing of properties, chattels, and orchards in order to crush the sentiments and silence the voices of freedom.”
“Authorities are desperately trying to hide these gross human rights abuses by not even allowing the candle and torch protests which are aimed at seeking the attention of international community towards Kashmir,” the protesters according to the statement said.
They appealed the international community and all human rights organizations to take a serious note of “brazen Indian aggression on unarmed and defenseless Kashmiris, and make progressive efforts, rather than occasional condemnation, for the resolution of this longstanding dispute as promised by the UN through its UNSC resolutions.”
“Indian 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 Hurriyat leadership been confined to their houses and jails,” the protesters said. (GNS)