On the eve of International Human Rights Day, a Hurriyat delegation led by Zaffar Akbar Bhat and Yasmeen Raja along with three dozen women victims of rights violations in the past two decades Monday staged a sit in at parliament street New Delhi to protest against the alleged excesses being carried in Jammu and Kashmir.
The women include widows and half widows whose husbands were killed by government forces or were subjected to enforced disappearance.
The Hurriyat delegation had visited Delhi along with the victims following the instructions of APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
The leaders and victims were holding placards which bore inscriptions against the continuous human rights violation in Kashmir.
Following the sit in, the delegation participated in a seminar organized by YMCA with the title- Women Solidarity for The Rights of Kashmiri Women. Speaking on the occasion, Zaffar Akbar Bhat said that rights violations were on peak in Kashmir. He said that the human rights situation was getting bad to worse raising concern among the people.
Bhat informed the gathering that the Kashmiris were fighting for right to self determination. He said that the Indian troops and its agencies were involved in suppressing the popular movement and were using oppressive measures to break the will of the people.