Bar Association protests against killings, pellet guns

Members of High Court Bar Association on Tuesday staged protest against civilian killings in Kashmir.
Bar Association protests against killings, pellet guns
Photo: Habib Naqash/GK

Members of High Court Bar Association on Tuesday staged protest against civilian killings in Kashmir.

Hundreds of lawyers took out a protest march from High Court complex here and raised pro-freedom slogans. They were holding placards displaying slogans like 'Right to Self Determination is basic human right, UN needs to intervene, go India go back, we want freedom, stop use of pellet guns, pellet guns are killer guns, don't kill innocents.'

At the main gate, Bar president Mian Abdul Qayoom while addressing the gathering, said, "For last 70 years Kashmiris are fighting for freedom and five lakh people were killed in Jammu in 1947 while lakhs of people sacrificed their lives in Kashmir so far. Kashmiris have invested in the movement by shedding their blood. We appeal UN, Amnesty International and OIC to take cognizance of the oppression in Kashmir."

He said pellet guns used in Kashmir by the forces have left several people blind and nearly 200 persons have received injures in eyes. "Use of pellet guns should be immediately stopped," the Bar president said.

The Bar Association has filed a PIL in the High Court seeking ban on use of pellet guns in Kashmir. 

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