Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has denounced the decision of the US government of declaring United Jehad Council supremo Syed Salah-ud- din, as a "global terrorist."
"This has been done to please India for economic gains. The decision shall have no impact on the ongoing indigenous and legitimate struggle of the people of Kashmir, who are seeking the enforcement of their right of self-determination, guaranteed to them by 28 Security Council Resolutions passed from Jan, 1948 upto June, 1998 and by the Indian Leaders through their pledges and promises, both inside and outside India," HCBA spokesperson said in a statement.
"The Bar Association wants to impress upon USA that joining its hands with India, which has terrible violation of human rights record in Kashmir and whose relations with its neighbours are deteriorating day by day and who is engaged in a systematic genocide of people of Kashmir for the last 70 years, puts a question mark on its regard and respect for democracy and human rights and is bound to tarnish its image further and early the USA understands it, will be better for it and its people," he said.
The Bar Association also condemned the arrest and detention of resistance leaders and their activists.