Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, led a massive protest march in Srinagar today which has participated by scores of people.
The march commenced from Jamia Masjid Srinagar and passed through Nowhatta Chowk, and other localities of the old city.
APHC leaders including Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi and Yasmeen Raja were also among the participants of the march.
Mirwaiz while addressing a gathering in Aalamgari Bazar demanded release of all Hurriyat leaders and activists. He described the present situation in Kashmir as similar to the imposition of martial law and appealed the United Nations, Organisation of Islamic Conference and international human rights bodies, Amnesty international and Human Rights Watch to take immediate steps against the current situation of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, The Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Friday described present situation in Jammu and Kashmir as martial law and appealed the United Nations, Organisation of Islamic Countries and international human rights bodies Amnesty international and Human Rights Watch to take immediate steps against India’s “aggressive” designs in Kashmir.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz, strongly denounced the imposition of continuous curfew for the second week and said the imposition of the curfew had led to severe shortage of medicine, food and essential commodities.
He described it as “martial law” accusing India of declaring war against people of Kashmir.
Strongly condemning Government for not allowing people to offer Friday congregation prayers in the Jamia Masjid for second consecutive week, Mirwaiz said the tactics won’t subdue Kashmiris.
He condemned the government action of not allowing the media persons move freely and described it as attack on freedom of press.