Lawyers asked to collect details of victims, file petitions for FIRs
SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, on Thursday said that it has decided to send letters to all embassies in New Delhi to ask their countries to send their teams to Kashmir Valley.
The purpose is to impress upon the UN security council to get the Kashmir issue settled in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions, as its prolongation was harmful to both India and Pakistan and also to the people of Kashmir, Bar members said in their Executive Committee meeting held here to discuss the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
The members, as per the statement, said that the remarks of the UN secretary general’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, was “not based on facts” and seems to have been issued only to please the government of India “at the cost of the innocent people of Kashmir”.
The association requested the UN secretary general to get the Kashmir dispute settled in accordance with UN Resolutions.
It also impressed upon India to stop “gross human rights violations” in the state by stopping the use of gun and pellets and create conditions for holding a plebiscite in the state.
The association also requested the OIC to convene an urgent meeting of its members to discuss the Kashmir issue and to take concrete steps for ensuring the security and safety of the people.
It also asked the Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and other Human rights Organisations of the world as well as of India to send their teams to Kashmir to see as to what kind of “beastly treatment is meted out to the people of Kashmir at the hands of Indian Occupational Forces”.
Meanwhile, Bar asked all lawyers living in Kashmir Valley or elsewhere to collect information about all those persons who have been killed, blinded, or injured by the government forces.
They have been asked to forward the information, along with copies of the FIRs, to the Bar Association.
“In case no FIR about, any such incident has been registered by the police, they should file petitions before the concerned courts for the said purpose and forward copies of those applications along with orders of the courts to the Bar Association, so that appropriate action is taken by the Bar Association in the matter,” the statement said.
Bar also condemned the killing of youth at Chattabal and Lethpora on Tuesday and also the use of force on protesters at Kulgam.