Kashmir Bar condemns fire in Rohingya refugees area

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SRINAGAR: High Court Bar Association Srinagar has condemned the torching of seven shacks of Rohingya Muslims by certain communal elements in Bhagwati Area of Jammu, on Friday. It described the statement of certain police officials that it was a case of short circuit as false and an attempt on their part to protect those criminals, who had committed the distressing and horrifying crime.

The Bar Association also condemns the barbaric act of tying of a Kashmiri youth namely Farooq Ahmad Dar of Chill, Beerwah to the bonnet of a moving Jeep by the Indian Army personnel and besides thrashing and damaging his motorbike, also used him as a shield and while moving him from village to village from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., pasted a poster on his abdomen reading that he was stone palter.

The Bar Association maintains that all those army personnel, who had committed the aforesaid heinous crime, as well as those CRPF and ITBP personnel who killed eight innocents on 9th of April, 2017 including a teenager who was straightway fired on his head and died on spot, should have been arrested by the police and put behind the bars and dealt with under law. While police have arrested five boys, who had only heckled a CRPF man on the election day, no action has been taken against the army, CRPF and ITBF personnel for their inhuman and barbaric acts, which shows as to how double standards are applied by Kashmir police in such matters.

The Bar Association once again requests the international community including Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other human rights organizations of the World to take notice of the gruesome events, which are taking place in Kashmir and intervene effectively, to bring an end to such gross human rights violations in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, in an condolence meeting of the Executive Committee members of the Bar Association, the members expressed grief and sorrow over the devise of Advocate Mushtaq Ahmad Sidiqui and uncle of Advocate Sahil Ahmad Khan and it was prayed to Almighty Allah to rest their soul in peace and give courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the loss.

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