Monday, December 10, 2012


Srinagar Dec 10 (Only Kashmir): Today on the International Human Rights Day, Hurriyat delegation led by senior APHC leaders Zaffar Akbar Bhat and Yasmeen Raja along with three dozen women victims of rights violations in the past two decades today staged a Protest at Parliament street New Delhi to protest against the excesses being carried in J&K. According to Only Kashmir sources the women include widows and half widows whose husbands were killed by Indian troopers or were subjected to enforced disappearance. Interestingly while expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri cause, people arrived from different parts of India showed concern on the worsening human rights situation in Kashmir. The hurriyat delegation had visited Delhi along with the victims following the instructions of APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) took to the streets here on Monday to protest against a court's verdict of awarding life sentence to prisoners.
Condemning the life sentences awarded to several convicts, the JKLF also called for a shutdown in the city.
JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik along with Javid Mir and Shabir Shah protested against the judgment of the court awarding life sentences to Showkat Ahmed and Nazir Ahmed Sheikh, who were arrested in 1990 and had spent nearly 15 years in jail without trial.
Recently both of them were arrested again, after they were released seven years ago.
The legislator from India's Jammu and Kashmir state, Engineer Rashid said that the protest was to draw the attention of the provincial government towards the authoritarianism prevailing in the province.
Chairman Hurriyat confrence Syed Ali Geelani has  appealed the world bodies and organisations working for human rights to take cognizance of violations of human rights and impress  India and use their influence  to save precious lives in Kashmir .Addressing executive council of conglomerate on “World Human Rights Day"
Meanwhile various Political organizations held protest rallies throughout the day.
Besides all this, all shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices would remain close and the public transport would also remain off from the roads.


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