Human rights week: Mirwaiz condemns ‘nocturnal raids, arrests’ in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday condemned the “nocturnal raids” and the “arrests” of resistance activists in Srinagar in connection with Human Rights Week.

Taking to Twitter, Mirwaiz said during the raids the family members of pro-freedom activists were “ruthlessly beaten and harassed.”

“Nocturnal raids by police on resistance activists and people’s homes in Srinagar city in connection with Human Rights Week! Family members ruthlessly beat and harassed, activists arrested while others on the run! What state aggression! Even Peaceful candlelight protests against Human Rights abuses a threat to the mighty rulers whose standard response is repression, repression and still more repression!” Mirwaiz wrote on Twitter.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik have urged people to observe ‘Human rights week’ from December 3.

They have asked people to hold peaceful protests and candlelight vigils after evening prayers to highlight human rights violations in Kashmir.

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