Valley shuts on Intl HR day; Geelani, Mirwaiz detained

Valley shuts on Intl HR day; Geelani, Mirwaiz detained

Srinagar: Kashmir valley is observing a complete shutdown on Sunday against “human rights violations” in J&K on the call of joint resistance leadership (JRL).

The government has imposed strict restrictions in parts of Srinagar even as JRL has vowed to submit a memorandum with the office bearers of UNMOGIP at Sonwar here.

Public transport is off the roads while as business establishments are closed.

Reports said that government forces were deployed in huge numbers in and around the UN office here while as media personnel were barred from mocing towards it.

The government has detained Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, at his Hyderpora home while as his deputy Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was placed under house arrest at Baghat.

Senior resistance leader, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was detained in his Nigeen residence since last Thursday evening.

Part of JRL, Mohammad Yasin Malik, has gone in to hiding on Friday to lead the protests today.

A Hurriyat Conference source said that several of its activists were detained ahead of the protest.

The government on Saturday also banned a seminar at Geelani’s residence which was called by JRL.