‘Barbaric and inhuman’, says Bar on firing of pellets on minors Barena and Zaffar

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Srinagar on Sunday condemned the firing of pellets by “ruthless forces” on four-year-old Barena in her left eye and her eight-year-old brother Zaffar on his chest and abdomen.
‘Barbaric and inhuman’, says Bar on firing of pellets on minors Barena and Zaffar
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The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Srinagar on Sunday condemned the firing of pellets by "ruthless forces" on four-year-old Barena in her left eye and her eight-year-old brother Zaffar on his chest and abdomen.

In a statement, it termed the action as "barbaric and inhuman" and asked the Human Rights Organizations to take its notice.

The Bar Association also condemned the clearance given by the Indian Govt. for use of Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA) shells for controlling the crowd in Kashmir, who have been peacefully demonstrating against the killing and blinding of youth by use of pellets and bullets.

On the all-party delegation visiting Kashmir, it said: "These parliamentary members through their speeches had asked India to stop the use of pellets in Kashmir, but overruling the 07 member expert committee recommendations, the Indian Govt. in consultation with their security force agencies have decided to use both pellets and PAVA shells for killing the people in Kashmir."

The Bar Association requested the international community to take note of these happenings in Kashmir and stop Indian authorities from "butchering" Kashmiri people through "ruthless use of force".

"… and ask the Govt. of India to respect the human rights of the people of Kashmir and allow them to exercise the right of self-determination to choose about their future, as has been promised to them by the Indian Leaders as also by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions."

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