Srinagar, Dec 10: The International Human Rights Day was marked with anti-India protests and shutdown to draw the world attention towards the fact that it has an obligation to play an effective role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.
All shops and other commercial establishments were closed while transport was off the roads due to the shutdown and blackout against the gross human rights violations by Indian troops in Kashmir. Call for the strike was given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The administration had deployed troops in strength particularly in Srinagar to foil a march from Lal Chowk to UN Office at Sonawar.
Police arrested, Muhammad Yasin Malik along with dozens of activists in Maisuma when he tried to lead the march towards the UN office. He was lodged in Kothi Bagh police station. The arrests triggered protests in the area, as men, women and children came out of their houses and raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Police also arrested several Hurriyat leaders while Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq remained under house arrest.