Human Rights Day: JRL calls for shutdown on Dec 10, ask people to observe ‘Black Day’

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Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown in Kashmir on Monday, December 10, which is globally observed as Human Rights Day, and urged people to observe it as a ‘black day’.

In a statement, JRL 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.

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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.

On Friday, the Chairman of the Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq urged the United Nations to send a fact finding team to Kashmir to assess the ground situation and urge upon the Government of India to stop the human rights violations ‘committed by its forces in the valley.’

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