Hurriyat (G) holds protest demonstration over human rights violations



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Hurriyat G activists protesting in Srinagar.

Srinagar: A peaceful protest demonstrations was held in Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Friday in response to the call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL).

The protest was held, outside the Jamia Masjid Hyderpora after congregational prayer, by several Hurriyat Conference (G) and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders and activists, against the Human Rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

For a week, several protests demonstrations, including candle light vigils, were held following a call by the JRL, to observe Human Rights Week from December 3 to December 9.

Pro-freedom slogans and against human rights violations were also reaised during the protest. “The protesters also demanded that octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani and other political prisoners detained in various jails should be released immediately,” reports quoted eyewitnesses.


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