Forces actions “inhuman and beastly”: Bar

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Bar Association has termed the actions of government forces on Saturday in Pulwama Degree college as “inhuman and beastly” and strongly condemned the killing of a youth at Batamaloo in Srinagar.
Bar Association has appealed international human rights organisation as well as the members of Indian Civil Society to “come forward and save the people of Kashmir from the tyranny, brutality and the reign of terror let loose by Indian Forces in Kashmir and also put pressure on India to stop these gross human rights violations”. The association’s statement also called for resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes of the people.
Bar, in a statement issued here on Sunday, said that police forces accompanied by CRPF and Army personnel had disregarded pleas by the College Principal and “thrashed” male and female students injuring 60 of them “by use of bullets, pellets and tear smoke shells”. The statement alleged that forces also entered the hospital premises in Pulwama “chasing some of the injured students” and “pinned a student of Pulwama College to the ground while one of them was thrashing him with a cane”. In army custody, the statement said, some students were “forced to abuse Pakistan and shout slogans against that country”.