SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has condemned the killing of civilians in Kulgam by “ruthless” forces.
In a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Bar held here on Wednesday, the members, according to a statement said, “Indian Army and other paramilitary forces have let loose a reign of terror in Kashmir and they are killing and brutalising he innocent population just to terrorise them.”
Bar also criticised the world powers for “watching these developments as mute spectators as if nothing is happening in Kashmir”.
The members said that Bar Association shall abstain from court work on Thursday.
The Bar members also denounced the acts of holding the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kathua at ransom by local lawyers and protesters by not allowing police to file the charge sheet against those persons who have committed the gruesome offences of kidnap, rape and murder of an eight-year-old Asifa of Rasana village “with the motive to drive away the Bakerwal population from that area from the home and hearth with an eye on their properties”.
The Association said in order to ensure a free and fair trial, the case should be transferred to a specially constituted bench in the High Court which should itself conduct the trial to restore the faith of people in the rule of law.