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JRL urges people to observe human rights week from Dec 3 to highlight ‘grave’ rights violations in Kashmir

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Srinagar : Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Saturday urged the people to observe human rights week from December 3 by holding candlelight vigils to highlight the “grave” human rights violations in Kashmir.

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 torchlights outside the mosques in their localities after evening prayers from December 3-9.

Condemning the arrests and search operations, the JRL also urged the members of civil society, Bar association, traders, employees, and transporters to hold protests during the week to highlight the violations.

The leaders asked the prayers leaders to highlight the issues of human rights violations during their Friday sermons.

JRL also appealed to the human rights bodies like the UN Rights Commission and Amnesty International to take a serious notice of the human rights violations in Kashmir and “pressurise” India to stop its “aggressive and anti-Kashmir” policies.

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