Bar to international community: Ensure safety of Muslims in Sri-Lanka

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SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar has strongly condemned the killing of Muslims by Sinali Buddhists and damaging of their homes, business establishments and mosques in riot-hit Kandy district of Sri Lanka and the failure of police and other authorities to provide them necessary protection.
The Association has requested the international community to intervene in the matter immediately and take appropriate measures to safeguarding the Muslim minority community in Sri Lanka and their properties.
In a statement, the Bar also condemned the killing of Abdul Aziz of Delina, Baramulla, a daily wager of a Food and Supplies shop and living in abject poverty; who while trying to free his son Tawseef from the clutches of police, who had raided his house, was rammed by a police vehicle and crushed to death.
“Bar demands that the driver who has committed the dastardly act be booked for murder and not for causing death by rash and negligent act because he has deliberately and intentionally caused the death of the poor daily wager and be punished according to law,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, in an executive committee meeting held here today, the Bar members expressed their grief over the demise of mother of the Advocate Mohammad Ashraf Bhat and Advocate Mohammad Younis Bhat and grandmother of Advocate Aamir Niaz Bhat, who after a brief illness, breathed her last on 7 March 2018 at Moominabad Batamaloo, Srinagar.
The Association also prayed to Almighty Allah to rest her soul in peace and extended sympathy with the members of the bereaved family.