Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has appreciated the statement of UN chief Antonio Gutierrez, who has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue.
"The Bar Association also condemns the ransacking of Jamia Masjid Anantnag by forces and also the arrest of dozens of youth including a ten-year- old minor and the pushing down of a youth from the roof of a structure located outside the Jamia Masjid. The ransacking of the masjid is an attempt to hurt and injure the religious feelings of Kashmiri Muslims," HCBA general secretary, Bashir Sidiq, said in a statement.
"The Bar Association also condemns the use of force by the forces against the unarmed civilian population at Tral who were protesting against the brutal killing of three youth. The Bar Association requests the international community to take serious notice of the daily killings in Kashmir as on an average a dozen Kashmiris are killed every day by the forces one way or the other and the process is going on unabated, unhindered and without any accountability of any sort," he said.
"The Bar Association also requests the members of Indian civil society to raise their voice against the innocent killings in Kashmir and put pressure on India to stop killings in Kashmir and hold a plebiscite in the State in accordance with the promises and pledges made by their leaders both inside and outside Indian Parliament," he added.