Human rights week: Mirwaiz condemns harassment, arrests of resistance activists

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Chairman Hurriyat (M)  Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemned the “nocturnal raids” and the “harassment ” of resistance activists in Srinagar in connection with Human Rights Week.

Mirwaiz  while taking to his Twitter handle said during the raids the family members of pro-freedom activists were “ruthlessly” beaten and arrested.

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He condemned the state aggression and questioned the response of the state on ‘peaceful’ candle light protests“Nocturnal raids by police on resistance activists and people’s homes in Srinagar city in connection with Human Rights Week! Family members ruthlessly beaten and harassed, activists arrested while others on the run! What state aggression! Even Peaceful candle light protests against Human Rights abuses a threat to the mighty rulers whose standard response is repression, repression and still more repression!” Mirwaiz wrote.

The Joint Resistance Leadership Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have urged people to observe ‘Human rights week’ from December 3 to 9 while asking people to hold peaceful protests and candlelight vigils after evening prayers to highlight human rights violations in Kashmir.




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