SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Saturday strongly condemned the torching of seven shacks of Rohingya Muslims by certain communal elements in Bhagwati area of Jammu on Friday. It also termed the statement of certain police officials that it was a case of short circuit as false and “an attempt to protect the criminals”.
In a statement issued here, the lawyers’ body also condemned the “barbaric act” of tying of a Kashmiri youth Farooq Ahmad Dar of Chill, Beerwah, to the bonnet of a moving jeep by Indian Army besides thrashing and damaging his motorbike.
“All those army personnel, who had committed the heinous crime as well as those CRPF and ITBP personnel who killed eight innocents on April 9 should have been arrested by the police and put behind the bars and dealt with under law,” the Bar said.
Bar added, “Police have arrested five boys who had only heckled a CRPF man on the election day, but no action has been taken against the army, CRPF and ITBF personnel for their inhuman and barbaric acts, which shows as to how double standards are applied by Kashmir police in such matters.”
The lawyer’s body reiterated its request to the international community including the Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other human rights organisations of the world to “take notice of the gruesome events which are taking place in Kashmir and intervene effectively to bring an end to such gross human rights violations in Kashmir”.