FIR against Aasiya, her aides an act of vengeance: Bar

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SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar has termed the registration of an FIR against Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) ailing chief Aasiya Andrabi along with her close aides Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi as “an act of vengeance”.
“Instead of arresting, detaining and registering false and frivolous FIRs against the aforesaid three activists of DeM, the government should have released them keeping in view the ailment of Aasiya Andrabi and the tender age of Fahmeeda Sofi,” Bar said in a statement.
The Association also said the daily cordon and search operations, during which innocent people are beaten, humiliated and tortured and their properties are either destroyed or damaged, can in no way be termed as “people friendly” but are the “worst kind of human rights violation of which notice should be taken by the members of the international community”.
It condemned the killing of Faizan Ahmad, a 9th class student and injuring of about a dozen civilians, with bullets and also the blowing up and setting ablaze a house at Thumna village of Pulwama.

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