In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership has called for complete shutdown on Monday to mark the International Human Rights Day as Black Day to draw attention of the world towards the gross human rights violations being committed by Indian troops in the territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that occupied Kashmir is the most militarized zone of the world where all rights of the people including right to live have been snatched by Indian troops.
The leaders said that killings, arrests, restrictions, harassment and other atrocities by the occupational troops had become a routine matter in the territory. They deplored that the occupation authorities resorted to brute force and detention of Hurriyat leaders and activists to prevent even the holding of peaceful sit-ins and candlelight vigils in connection with the Human Rights Week announced by the JRL.
The leaders appealed to the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the grim human rights situation in occupied Kashmir and impress upon India to stop its state terrorism in the territory.
Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar said that the Indian state has long been denying the right to self-determination to Kashmiris and using military power to suppress their voice.
Meanwhile, the Kashmir Transporters Welfare Federation held a peaceful protest demonstration at Pratap Park in Srinagar, today, in connection with the ongoing Human Rights Week against the Indian atrocities in the occupied territory.