Srinagar: Several separatist groups including both factions of Hurriyat Conference in Jammu and Kashmir are all set to highlight their cause on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on December 10 by organizing seminars and candle march.

Several intellectuals including Arundhati Roy, Gautam Navlakha are likely to attend the seminar organized by separatists.

Chairman of the moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is going to host a seminar at his party headquarters on Saturday.

Farooq told the Dainik Jagran, “New Delhi is allegedly violating human rights of the people of valley. The Kashmiri people peacefully protest against the government for their rights, but they are termed as the stone pelters and terrorists. The seminar aims at focusing on the present scenario in Kashmir, the breach of human rights and the aspiration of general public.”

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik has also announced to organize a candle march on Saturday.

Commenting on alleged human rights violation in the valley, Malik said, “I have decided to take out a candle march to draw attention of the world on alleged torture of Kashmiris by the Indian security forces.”


Postponing his proposed seminar on Saturday hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, “The security forces continue to torture the Kashmiris. No steps are being taken to check the gruesome act. We have decided to organize the seminar on Sunday.”

Independent MLA Engineer Rashid will move to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court against the state government for not implementing the recommendations of J&K Human Rights Commission.

A rally will also be taken out from the Sher-e-Kashmir Municipal Park for the protection of human rights in Kashmir.

JPN/Bureau