Hurriyat (M) To Challenge HC Judgment On Usage Of Pepper Gas, Pellet Guns

KL Report


A day after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court declined to accept prayers of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who through his Public Interest Litigation (PIL) had sought ban on the usage of pepper gas and pellet guns in Kashmir, the Hurriyat (M) Thursday said that it will file a review petition against the High Court judgment in coming days.

“The legal cell of the APHC is exploring provisions of a review petition or filing an appeal against the High Court’s judgment in a few days,” said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) while talking to Kashmir News Service.

Pertinently, on Tuesday, the High Court besides Mirwaiz’s petition had dismissed all the connected petitions on the same subjects.

In its judgment, the Court had said the petitioners had oblique motive in their petition which was moved half heartedly before the Court. The Court has said that the prayers in the petition cannot be accepted in view of the law laid down by the Supreme Court and their own observations.

In May, this year, the Court had admitted a PIL filed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of Hurriyat (M), against the use of pellets and pepper gas used by police and CRPF to deal with law and order situations.

Mirwaiz had referred to a youth Suhail Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Majid Khan of Khalid Colony Soura who according to him was critically injured after being hit by pellets fired by forces in old city.


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