A number of candlelight vigil protests were held in different places of Kashmir Valley on Monday evening on the commencement of Human Rights Week.
A Hurriyat spokesman said that people from Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Koker Bazar, Budshah Chowk and Khankah-I-Moalla and other places assembled and staged candlelight protest against the ongoing human rights abuses in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, JKLF spokesman said that on JRL program, JKLF leaders and activists staged peaceful candlelight protests at Koker Bazar and Budshah Chowk against Human rights abuses in Kashmir valley.
He said thatJKLF leaders and activists along with people from different walks of life gathered at Koker Bazaar, Budshah Chowk and Khankah-I-Moala and held three separate candlelight protest programs against ongoing onslaught in Kashmir.
At Budshah Chowk, the protest was led by JKLF leader Noor Muhammad Klawal While as at Koker Bazar it was led by Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi and at Khankah-I-Moala it was headed by Sheikh Abdul Rashid. JKLF leaders and activists including Mushtaq Ajmal, Javed Zargar, Muhammad Yasin Butt, Bashir Kashmiri, Muhammad Sideeq Shah, Mushtaq Khan, Asharf Bin Salam, Muhammad Jamal, Professor Javed, Sheikh Aslam, GM Dar , Noor M. Katjoo, Mushtaq Gabroo along with people from different walks of life including Deen Muhammad Matoo (president Lal Chowk traders federation), Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan(vice president Lal Chowk traders), Farooq Ahmad Batkoo( president Koker Bazar Traders) , Wasim Ahmad Dar ( General Secretary) and social personalities Muhammad Amin Magloo, Shakil Ahmad Batkoo and Shabir Ahmad Dabla and others participated in today’s protest programs.
Similar kinds of protests were held at many other places including Islamabad Kashmir today where people protested against ongoing human rights abuses in Kashmir. Participants holding candles marched in protest and staged a sit-in which was addressed by various leaders.
A message from ailing JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who is admitted at Soura medical institute under police custody was also delivered to the media and press on the occasion, the spokesman added.