Bar condemns, supports JRL’s shutdown

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Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar, on Thursday strongly condemned the raiding of the Sugam village of Shopian District, during the intervening night of Tuesday and bulldozing of residential houses, destroying orchards and felling of trees.
The Bar Association also condemns the vandalizing of the grave of slain militant Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Tiger of Drubgam, Pulwama, during the intervening night of Tuesday and of removing of the headstone from his grave.
Bar quoted the locals saying that it is not the first time when the army personnel have vandalized the grave of Sameer Ahmad Bhat but earlier also, they came into the village, after two days of killing of Sameer Ahmad and destroyed and damaged the graves of other militants and removed the headstones from their graves in a sheer act of savagery.
The Bar Association also condemns the attempt of setting the house of Adil Ahmad of Gandibagh Kakapora Pulwama on fire, by the army personnel, who had reportedly come to Gandibagh during day time on Wednesday and had clicked the pictures and made a video of the house and thereafter during night came again and set the house ablaze, which attempt was however foiled by the locals, who doused the flames of residential house.
The Bar Association has also decided to support the strike call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership on Saturday, against these mass human rights violations and also against the reign of terror let loose by the Indian armed forces and their collaborators in Kashmir and has also decided to request its members to abstain from court work on Saturday to make the strike call successful.