Bar to GoI, state: ‘additional forces, false affidavits will achieve you nothing’

Bar to GoI, state: ‘additional forces, false affidavits will achieve you nothing’

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, on Monday said the government of India can achieve nothing in Kashmir by sending additional forces.
In a statement issued here, the lawyers’ body said that by sending the additional forces to the state, “they (New Delhi) will not succeed in suppressing the ongoing freedom movement”.
The only result would be that New Delhi would be remembered in the history as “butchers of Kashmiri people who had no respect for human dignity and human values”, it said.
The Bar said that the recruitment of SPOs in all 22 districts of the state and direction to the hospital authorities to conceal details of victims will take New Delhi and the state government nowhere.
“These methods have been used by them in the past, but they have not succeeded in suppressing the struggle of the people in any manner,” it said.
By filing “false affidavits” before the Supreme Court, they are only “deceiving themselves” and “playing fraud with the people of India”, the Bar said.
“They should also note that such kind of affidavits have also been filed by them in the past, when cases relating to abduction, rape, murder, custodial killings, fake encounters and people disappeared in custody, were being investigated by the courts.  Ultimately, it was found that they have misled the courts for lust of power or for petty gains, and, in some cases, they were penalized by the courts for making such untrue statements,” it said.
The association paid tributes to the victims of the excesses committed by the government forces.
It expressed its gratitude to the prominent writers, academics, journalists, artists, doctors, students and other civilians from the UK and elsewhere for their support to Kashmiris.

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