Bar to file review plea on HC’s order on pellet gun use

Bar to file review plea on HC’s order on pellet gun use

SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Saturday announced to file a review petition against the high court’s recent order, declining its prayer to ban the lethal pellet guns in the Valley.
The lawyers’ body also decided to write to the legal experts and human rights activists all around the World for stopping the “barbaric method of blinding the Kashmiri people.”
A spokesman of the lawyers’ body said that a Special Leave Petition/Review Petition will be filed against the High Court’s September 21 order on various grounds.
“On the one hand the High Court has admitted the petition filed by the Bar Association for stopping of the use of pellet guns, in so far it relates to the determination and payment of compensation to the pellet victims and for their treatment inside and outside the State, but on the hand has dismissed the same with regard to the stopping the use of pellet guns and prosecution of those, who took the decision of using the pellet guns at the protestors and non-protestors after 08.07.2016 and also against those, who actually fired the pellets and cause unlawful bodily injury to the people and also deprived hundreds of them of their eye sight,” the spokesman said .
He said the Association has also decided to send a copy of the petition alongwith the judgment of the High Court, including the expert opinion of Indian Ordinance Factory, Khadke Pune, which has certified that pellets are generally used for scaring away of animals, protection of crops and hunting of birds alongwith the photographs of those who have received pellet injuries in one or both of their eyes, to the legal experts and human rights activists all around the World.
“(It is aimed) to raise the issue at the international level and also advise as to how and in what manner, the barbaric method of blinding the Kashmiri people is got stopped,” the spokesman said.
The lawyers’ body has strongly condemns the ‘unprovoked’ killing of a 22 year-old youth, Waseem Ahmad Lone, by the Indian army at Nadihal area of Rafiabad District Baramulla, yesterday and demands action against the culprits.
It also condemns the massive crackdown on the pro-freedom leaders and their activists, young and old, all over the valley and of locking and putting curbs on the offering of Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar on the eleventh consecutive Friday.

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