‘Civilians killed to avenge poll boycott’

‘Civilians killed to avenge poll boycott’

Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of eight civilians, terming it revenge by government forces against boycott of polls to Indian parliamentary seat from Srinagar.
A spokesman of the lawyers’ body told Kashmir Reader that an executive meeting was held here in which it was stated that ‘ruthless’ forces went berserk and killed eight civilians and injured dozens others in indiscriminate firing only to avenge the boycott to the elections by the people.
“It is an eye opener for those claiming to be the champions of human rights and when it comes to Kashmir, they shut eyes as if they see nothing.”
The KHCBA said that mere 6 percent voting percentage also shows that no Kashmiri wants to accept the “forcible occupation” of India. The lawyers’ body also urged people of Anantnag parliamentary constituency to stay away from the elections on April 12. It also endorsed the strike call given by the joint resistance group for two days against the civilian killings

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