Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Wednesday urged the international community to come forward and stop unabated killings of Kashmiri youth by the armed forces.
In a statement here a HCBA spokesman said, “A meeting of the Bar members was held here this afternoon to discuss the prevailing situation in the Valley. Every day one or the other Kashmiri is being killed in a cordon and search operation or else in a stage managed fake encounter and the world community is watching the scenario silently without showing any concern for such brutal killings happening at the hands of the government forces.”
He said, “Bar members stated that highly qualified Kashmiris have taken to guns only because the long pending issue of Kashmir is awaiting its settlement for the past seventy years and the people who are seeking the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions are being murdered, blinded or maimed ruthlessly. “
“The Bar members while demanding an immediate end to these worst kind of human rights violations and brutalities, also urged the conscious people of Indian society including all human rights organizations operating inside and outside India to understand the gravity of situation and play their role in stopping the killings in Kashmir,” the spokesman said.
He said the Bar members in order to express solidarity with the cause and register their protest against the gruesome killings, also abstained from court work on Wednesday. “ The Bar supports the strike call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership to mourn the killings of scholar turned militant Dr Sabzar and his aide Asif Shergujri,” the spokesman added.