Bar Association condemns killings, thrashings of civilians

Bar Association condemns killings, thrashings of civilians
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Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar has condemning the killing 20-year-old Tawseef Ahmad Bhat of Tengpuna Village of Pulwama district, who was hit by multiple pellets in abdomen and head and also the injuring of “more than 70 civilians” at Kakapora by government forces, who were protesting the killing of three militants at Kakapora.
In a statement issued here Friday the Bar Association also condemned the injuring of a class 9th student Kamran Mohi-ud-din at Koil Pulwama.
“The ruthless forces besides injuring Kamran Mohi-ud-din also entered the Masjid at Koil and beat up 11 persons who were observing Aitiqaf there,” the statement said.
It also condemned the thrashing of civilians by CRPF personnel at Tral and vandalising of houses, “in a ruthless and barbaric raid”. “The Bar Association also condemns the entering of the CRPF personnel into the Mosque and forcibly evicting of three local boys from there, who were observing Aitiqaf and also of arresting Azad Ahmad Sheikh, a local boy without any rhyme or reason,”
The Bar Association also condemned the cordoning of several villages in Khag area of Budgam district and Ashtingo Village in north Kashmir’s Bandipora District on Thursday evening and the beating of a boy Shahid Majid to the pulp, “who was sitting on a roadside near his house”.
It also condemned the lodging of complaints, against Kashmiri students enrolled in Kalka Dental College, Meerut, one by the students of Kalka Dental College and Hospital and the other by Bajrangal activists and also of the demand of those activists to arrest the Kashmiri students and put them behind the bars for having raised pro-Pakistan slogans during the Champions Trophy Cricket Match. “Though the students have denied the allegation, but not only have the police have started the investigation in the false allegations levelled against the Kashmiri students, but the college authorities have also initiated enquiry against them, due to which they are so terrified that they have left their hostel and have decided to return back to Kashmir, which is highly reprehensible,” the statement said.
The Bar Association also condemned the arrest and detention of three Muslim boys, all minors, in the Hill Town of Missouri for allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans, after the Indian cricket team loss of champions trophy final. It also condemned the decision of the local people of not allowing the Kashmiri businessmen to conduct their business in Missouri and go for a social boycott against them.
Meanwhile, the Bar Association, while hailing the efforts of UN Chief, Antonio Guterres, who is reportedly trying to bring India and Pakistan on a dialogue table to resolve the Kashmir issue, appealed the UN Chief to double his efforts by getting the 28 Resolutions passed by the Security Council from 1948 to 1998 on the issue of Kashmir implemented urgently, “as it is its responsibility to do so.” It also requested the UN to call upon India to stop bloodshed in Kashmir and hold plebiscite in the State in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions


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