SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar has strongly condemned the killing of a mentally challenged person Rayees Ahmad of Kulgam’s Beegam village, near an army camp at Pahnoo village of Shopian district by government forces.
Bar in a statement said that forces under the garb of immunity provided to them through Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) are killing innocent Kashmiris with impunity and without any fear of reprisal and accountability.
The association also condemned the killing of a civilian Shahid Mansoor Mir, who “along with another civilian had been bundled by the army into their vehicle three hours before a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Gagran-Khadipora village of Shopian and was tortured and shot dead in custody”.
Bar describes the killing of Shahid Mansoor and Rayees Ahmad as an act of brutality which has no parallels in the contemporary history of the world.
“People (of Kashmir) have been subjected to torture, humiliation, killing, maiming and blinding and destruction of their properties only because they want the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions/decisions and the fulfillment of the promises and pledges made to them at the world fora,” it said.
Bar said “the civilised people of the world for their petty consideration have been watching the said genocide silently and are not raising their voice for stopping the gravest kind of human rights violations occurring in the State of J&K at the hands of government forces”.
JKHCBA also condemned the killing of a religious scholar of Pakistan Moulana Sami-ul-haq and expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.
The Bar Association expresses its grief over the demise of Khalid Ibrahim, a veteran politician of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK), who passed away on Sunday.