Lawyers strike work, stage demo against killings

Lawyers strike work, stage demo against killings

Condemn harassment of Kashmiri students outside J&K

Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) members today staged a protest at High Court complex and District Court Complex here against the killings in Kashmir.  

“The lawyers abstained from courts to hold protest against killings at Fateh Kadal here ,” a HCBA  spokesman said in a statement.

he said, “Hundreds of lawyers participated in the protest.  Besides condemning the civilian killings at Fateh Kadal here and other places, the members demanded that the international community should come forward and play its role effectively in stopping the genocide of the people of Kashmir.” 

“The international community should put pressure on New Delhi to settle the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir,” the spokesman quoted the Bar members as having said.

“The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) should immediately send a fact finding team to Kashmir so that the sufferings and miseries of the people of Kashmir are brought to the notice of the world community and effective measures are taken to stop the blood bath in Kashmir,” he added. 

Meanwhile, condemning the harassment of Kashmiri students studying in different states by the police and university authorities, the Bar demanded that no Kashmiri student should be implicated in “false and frivolous cases” or prevented from pursuing his studies in any university and college outside Kashmir.