SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar has condemned the killing of an 18-year-old Tamseel Ahmad Khan of Kachdoora in Shopian on Tuesday.
Bar in a statement said the youth “was directly shot at his head by the ruthless forces who also injured more than 100 civilians at Kundlan, amongst whom 17 have received pellet injuries in their eyes and 7 have received bullet injuries”.
It also condemned the killing of two militants and a civilian Ishaq Naikoo, who died of cardiac arrest “because of the cordoning of the area by government forces”.
The Association termed it as “barbaric and gruesome” and sought immediate attention of the international community to stop the “planned genocide” of the people of Kashmir.
Bar also condemned the killing of 11th class student Ubaid Manzoor, who was critically injured when BSF personnel opened fire 15 days ago on a group of people at Nadihal Baramulla.
“By killing innocent people and/or injuring unarmed civilians by use of bullets and pellets, the Government of India and its stooges in Kashmir will achieve nothing except the hatred of the people of Kashmir, who are determined to take the ongoing struggle to its logical end at all costs,” Bar said.
“The Bar Association while endorsing the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership given for Wednesday, the 11th of July, 2018, request its members to abstain from court worktomorrow, to register their protest against the innocent killings and also to show their solidarity with all those who were either killed and/or injured by the ruthless forces at Shopian and other places,” the statement said.