Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq took out a surprise march to office of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to hand over a memorandum highlighting  alleged human rights violations by security forces in the state. Police stopped the march near Tourist Reception Centre and detained Mirwaiz along with top leaders of Hurriyat (M) and scores of activists.
Mirwaiz joined by Aga Syed Hassan, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Abdul Gani Bhat, Masroor Abbas, Bilal Gani Lone and Musadiq Adil, lead hundreds of activists from the party headquarters in Rajbagh towards the UNMOGIP office.
The activists carried placards and banners that read: “Down with black laws,” “UN-It’s time to act against state terrorism”.
A police contingent deployed in advance near the Radio Kashmri intersection intercepted the demonstrators, who offered stiff resistance.
Mirwaiz’s march came the day the valley resumed routine activities after three days of protests and undeclared curfews that paralysed life in the region. The protests erupted after a 17 year old youth was killed by a tear gas shell fired by police in Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar. Mirwaiz and other leaders were released in the evening.

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