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Separatist leaders taken into preventive custody

Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 16:06

Srinagar: Chairman of moderate Hurriyat
Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and several others were taken
into preventive custody when they were trying to take out a
protest rally on the occasion of Human Rights Day on Thursday,
officials said here.

After his arrest, Mirwaiz said his amalgam had planned
to take out a procession from Hurriyat headquarters at Rajbagh
to Municipal Park to invite the attention of the world human
rights bodies to the unmarked graves found by a human rights
body recently.

"We also wanted world bodies to use their good offices
to stop human rights violations taking place in the state," he

These leaders were lodged at Kothibagh police station
after they made several attempts to take out processions in
and around Lal chowk, officials said.

Meanwhile, Association of Parents of Disappeared
Persons (APDP) organised demonstrations at Pratap Park and
reiterated its demand for justice.

"Today on the occasion of the international Human
Rights Day, APDP demands setting up of a credible autonomous
commission to investigate and come up with facts on
disappearances and prosecution of security personnel
involved," president of APDP Parveena Ahanger told reporters.

She said "India should implement all international
conventions which guarantee human rights particularly the
international convention on enforced involuntary
disappearances to which India is a signatory."


First Published: Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 16:06
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