Srinagar: Chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condemned nocturnal raids and arrests by the police of pro-freedom activists to thwart the commemoration of human rights week.
In a tweet Mirwaiz said:
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..
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) December 5, 2018
Recently, Joint Resistance Leadership had urged people to observe Human Rights Week from December 3 by holding candle light vigils.
In a statement, the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik appealed to the “freedom-loving” people of Kashmir to lit candles and torch lights outside the mosques in their localities after evening prayers from December 3-9.