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World Human Rights Day: Joint Hurriyat calls shutdown on Dec 10

Srinagar, Dec 8: Joint Hurriyat has called for a shutdown in Kashmir on Monday, December 10 and urged people to observe it as a ‘black day’.

December 10 is celebrated globally as Human Rights Day.

In a statement, Joint Hurriyat comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik urged the people to observe complete shutdown to highlight the human rights violations in Kashmir valley.

The leadership appealed to the international human rights agencies to take note of “grave” human rights violations taking place in Kashmir and force India to stop the violations, said the statement.

The leadership, as per the statement, urged “all nations respecting human rights and people of India to take a serious note of the unending and unabated cycle of human rights abuses being committed by the lakhs of Indian forces deployed across Kashmir past over three decades.”

“As December 10 would witness mass rallies of people and activists across the globe, where in people would highlight upholding and respect for human rights, Kashmir would be among the very few places in the world where people would not be allowed to register their resentment and protest the worst kind of state oppression in recent times that they are facing and which has left behind gory tales of rights violations,” the Joint Hurriyat leadership said.

The leadership trio urged the world peace organizations, international community, Amnesty International Asia Watch, UNHRC and ICRC to take note of the Kashmir situation and put pressure on New Delhi to stop the human rights violations forthwith.