Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar has condemned the killing of Naseer Ahmad Butt, a shopkeeper, by Indian troops at Nowgam, Anantnag on late Monday night, alongwith two other youth.
Stating that the family of Naseer has stated that he was travelling in a vehicle when government forces opened fire and killed him, the Bar Association demanded a judicial probe in the matter.
The Association also condemned the killing of 60-year-old Mohammad Abdullah Ganai, who was injured when Indian army opened fire in Bijbehara on Monday. Ganai, a resident of Hussainpora, succumbed his injuries at SKIMS Soura on Tuesday.
The Association also condemned the “maltreatment” meted out to detainees and under-trial prisoners lodged in different jails of the state, particularly, in Central Jail Kotebalwal Jammu, where the association said the jail authorities have made the life of Kashmiri prisoners, “miserable”.
“Not only hurdles are created by the jail authorities in the meeting of the relatives and family members of these detainees and under-trial prisoners but they are also provided impure and dirty water for drinking purposes,” a statement issued the Association said adding that the water tanks at the jail barracks were not cleaned for months, and the tube well water provided to prisoners has caused severe ailments in them.
“These detenues and undertrial prisoners are also not being provided the medical treatment to which they are entitled under the Jail Manual,” the statement said adding that despite the detainees taking up the issue with jail authorities, no action has been taken.
The Association also condemned the detention of Abdul Samad Inqilabi, Chairman, Tanzeem-i-Islami, who was arrested by 42 RR on July 6 from the house of Burhan Wani and was handed over to police station Tral. Inqilabi has not been produced before any Magistrate or Court and has also not been provided any medical treatment though his body has swollen and there is danger to his life, the Association said.