Complete shutdown to be observed in IHK tomorrow
10 December, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed, tomorrow, on the occasion of World Human Rights Day to protest against Indian state terrorism in reference to sentencing of two Kashmiri youth to life imprisonment by a TADA court in Jammu.
Call for the shutdown has been given by the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and supported by other Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Yasmeen Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Javed Ahmed Mir besides the High Court Bar Association of the occupied territory.Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, in their separate statements, Sunday, on the eve of World Human Rights Day appealed to the international community to take cognisance of gross human rights violations by Indian troops and police in the occupied territory.
On the other hand, activists of different Kashmiri humanitarian organisations held a sit-in protest at Pratap Park in Srinagar to draw world attention towards the miseries of Kashmiri people due to the occupation of their homeland by India. The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons held a similar protest at Municipal Park in the city.
APHC leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt and Syed Saleem Gilani, visited Poonch, Rajouri, Bhaderwah, Kishtwar, Doda and other areas of Jammu region and held meetings with the prominent personalities of Muslim, Pandit and Dogra communities. On the occasion, they said that the APHC was making efforts for peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris' aspirations.
An Indian trooper was injured in a landmine blast at Krishna Ghati in Mendher.
In New Delhi, a statement adopted at a seminar titled "Reporting conflict zones" organised by the South Asia Media Commission, India chapter, stated that media persons in occupied Kashmir were living under permanent threat.