SRINAGAR: The High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Saturday condemned the killing of another youth at Awantipora and use of force in other parts of the Valley on Friday.
“The Bar Association is of the considered opinion that the government of India has let loose a reign of terror in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Under a well thought out plan of genocide, they are not even sparing the children of ages 4, 5 10, 11, or 12 and are using pellet guns to blind them forever. The international community is watching all this as a silent spectator,” the lawyers’ body said in a statement issued here.
The association also condemned the continued use of pellets by the “so-called security forces”.
“Both eyes of 20 persons have been severely damaged and 10 persons have completely lost one eye. Most of 170 injured persons need retinal surgery,” it said.
The association invited attention of UNO and the members of the international community to the provisions of Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International convention on the rights of the child as per which the United Nations has impresses upon all its member countries to ensure that no child is subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
The body requested the UNO and the world community to come to the help of the people of Kashmir and “stop India from using its brute force for suppressing their legitimate struggle for right to self determination”.