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Hurriyat (G) condemns caging of leaders, workers

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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday strongly condemned the crackdown on political workers and especially the resistance leaders on the eve of human rights day.
In a statement issued here, Hurriyat (G) said, “These actions are an attempt by the Indian authorities to stifle the voice of the Kashmiris, who are struggling against the continued Indian occupation and gross human rights violations in Kashmir.”
Hurriyat (G) said these detentions of leaders and activists and dozens of youths is aimed at preventing them from spearheading campaign to highlight human rights abuses committed by the forces during the ongoing human rights week in the Kashmir.
The statement said, in order to prevent public demonstrations and protests against the human rights violations inflicted on Kashmiris day in and day out by forces prominent, pro-freedom leaders, Syed Ali Geelani who is under house arrest since last nine years, including JKLF chief Yasin Malik, senior Hurriyat leader Dr Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohd Ashraf Sehrai, Noor Mohd Kalwaal, Bilal Sidiqi and dozens of leaders and activists have been either detained or put under house arrest just to ‘camouflage their brazen atrocities’.
“Around the world, communities, groups and individuals every year supposed to observe and celebrate Human Rights Day and to promote the Universal declarations on Human Rights but in Kashmir this historical as usual day witnessed brazen violations all international norms, and the largest democracy not allowed any political activity or peaceful demonstrations,” the statement added.

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