Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemned the nocturnal raids and arrests of pro-freedom activists by police in Srinagar to scuttle commemoration of human rights week.
“Nocturnal raids by police on resistance activists and people’s homes in Srinagar city in connection with Human Rights Week! Family members ruthlessly beaten and harassed, activists arrested while others on the run! What state aggression! Even Peaceful candle light protests against Human Rights abuses a threat to the mighty rulers whose standard response is repression, repression and still more repression!” Mirwaiz tweeted on Wednesday.
Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have appealed people to observe Human rights week December 3 till December 10, which is globally observed as Human rights day.