Kashmir Shuts On Human Rights Day Against Violations


A complete shutdown on Monday is being observed across Kashmir against the human rights violations on the eve of World Human Rights Day.

Representational Image of Shutdown In Kashmir

All the shops, business establishments, and other private offices are closed in the valley, while traffic is off the roads though few private vehicles, besides cabs and three-wheelers, could be seen plying on some routes.

Forces personnel have been deployed in strength in parts of old city Srinagar to thwart pro-freedom protests while reports of the shutdown were also received from other district headquarters of the valley.

Similar reports were received from south and north districts of Kashmir.

Pertinent to mention, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprised of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik  on Saturday asked the people of Kashmir to observe complete protest strike on December 10 to highlight the “gruesome human rights situation” and also to register their regret at the apathy of international community and rights organisations towards the plight of people of Kashmir.

“The leadership once again urged the world peace organizations, the international community, Amnesty International Asia Watch, UNHRC and ICRC to take note of the Kashmir situation and put pressure on New Delhi to stop the grave human rights violations forthwith,” the JRL had said in a statement.

Last week the JRL had asked people to observe the current week from Dec 3 to 9 as human rights week. Protest demonstrations were organised at various places during the week to highlight the human rights situation in the valley.


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