In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has strongly condemned the crackdown operations launched by the Indian forces on pro-freedom leaders and activists to prevent them from observing the human rights week in the territory.
The resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement in Srinagar said, the human rights week is being observed to draw the attention of the world community towards the grave human rights violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory.
The leaders pointed out that whosoever raised his voice against Indian brutalities was rewarded with punishment under the draconian Public Safety Act.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat organizations in their separate statements also condemned raids on the houses of resistance leaders and political activists ahead of the Human Rights Day, observed on 10th of December every year across the world.
The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in his statement said the contemplated change into the procedure of issuing Permanent Resident Certificates by the authorities was a deliberate attempt to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, heeding to the call of Joint Resistance Leadership, hundreds of traders under the umbrella of ‘Beopar Mandal Maharaj Gunj’ held a protest rally in Srinagar against the rights violations by Indian forces.
Indian police arrested Chairman Kashmir Economic Alliance, Muhammad Yasin Khan, from his Lal Chowk office in Srinagar.