SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA), Srinagar has condemned the abusing, manhandling and dragging to the police station of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik allegedly by police in Khanyar on Saturday when he was on way to Jamia Masjid Srinagar to lead a protest called by the joint resistance leadership (JRL).
Bar in a statement termed it as “a pre-planned and naked abuse of power and authority” by police. It also ridiculed the police claim that they did not assault Malik but stopped the vehicle for checking the registration papers.
The Association said police have forgotten that “the assault had been witnessed by hundreds of people, who assembled on spot, among whom many filmed it as well”.
Bar also condemned the detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Aasiya Andrabi at Sadder police station for the whole day on Saturday“without providing her any food or water and also not permitting any of her relatives or party activists to meet her and then producing her in the court around 4:00 pm for obtaining remand”.
JKHCBA described it as “a blatant violation of law, of which notice should be taken by all who believe in human dignity and fundamental freedom of people”.
The Bar Association also condemned the “harassment” of Kashmiri students pursuing their studies outside state by police and public alike only because they are from Kashmir.