On HR Day, Srinagar to remain caged today

sinagar would remain caged on World Human Rights day on Sunday.
An official said the district administration Srinagar has decided to impose restriction in areas falling under the jurisdiction of nine police Stations to prevent protests and clashes between forces and people.

He said the decision to impose restrictions was taken in view of the shutdown and protest called by Joint Resistance leadership against the human rights violations in Kashmir.
“The restrictions under section 144 CrPC will be imposed in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of nine Police Stations as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order,” said an official.

He said severe restrictions would remain in force in areas falling within the jurisdictions of police stations including Rainawari, Nowhatta, Khanyar, M R Gunj, Safakadal and Maisuma while areas falling under three Police Stations including Kralkhud, Kothibagh and Ram Munshibagh would remain under restrictions partially.
The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik have called for a shutdown on Sunday against the rights violation in Kashmir.

“Kashmiris will observe a complete shutdown and blackout against gross human rights violations. A protest rally towards United Nations observers’ office at Srinagar will also be taken out from Lal Chowk,” the JRL had said.
Geelani and Mirwaiz are already under house detention while Malik has gone into hiding to avoid arrest and lead march to UN tomorrow.

Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) chief, Er Abdur Rasheed is also scheduled to take out a protest rally from his Jawahar Nagar office to city centre Lal Chowk against the rights abuses committed against civilians in Valley.
Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), which has been demanding whereabouts of 8000 people who have been subjected to “enforced disappearance” after eruption of militancy in 1989, is unlikely to hold any programme on the day in view of restriction in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan said necessary and proper measures have been taken at all places.
Human Rights Day is being observed across the world on December 10 every year.
The date was selected to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. UDHR is the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of UN.