The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, have urged people to observe the week from December 3.
Mirwaiz Umer said on his twitter page: "Nocturnal raids by police on resistance activists and people's homes in Srinagar city in connection with Human Rights Week! Family members ruthlessly beaten and harassed, activists arrested while others on the run! What state aggression! Even peaceful candle light protests against human rights abuses a threat to the mighty rulers whose standard response is repression, repression and still more repression!"
Sources in the KEA said Khan was detained immediately after he reached his office on Wednesday morning.
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