Bar Says Kashmir Witnessing Systematic Genocide

Srinagar:  Govt forces are engaged in the systematic genocide of people of Kashmir and not only they are killing and blinding the people with bullets and pellets, but are also humiliating both men, women and children, irrespective of their age and are destroying and damaging their properties without any kind of let up, Bar Association said in a statement released after an executive committee meeting held here today to discuss the prevailing situation in Kashmir. 
While condemning the killing of Reyaz Ahmad Shah, a 22 year old young man of Chattabal, who was working as an ATM Guard and Farooq Ahmad Kuchay, a truck driver of Lethpora and injuring of more than 150 people, at Damhal Hanjipora Kulgam and 30 persons at Siri Gufwara Anantnag, who were part of two rallies, which were to hold a peaceful demonstration, against the killing of innocent people and some of whom were travelling on bikes, which were set on fire by the ruthless forces; and also the reign of terror let loose in Kashmir valley by these barbaric forces, by arresting young and old alike and putting them behind the bars, the members stated that despite these gruesome acts of human rights violations, the UNO, OIC, Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other Human Rights Organizations of the World are taking no action against India, Bar said.
It also expressed surprise at what it called an unusual move by the UN of back-tracking from its statement that it will continue to monitor the situation in Kashmir through its Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan by stating that the mission does not have a mandate beyond Line of Control. 
The Bar members stated that it was in terms of UNCIP Resolution dated 13.08.1948, that a proposal of ceasefire and truce agreement was submitted to the Govt. of India and Pakistan and it was stated that the commission will appoint a military observer, who under the authority of the commission and with the co-operation of both commands will supervise the observance of ceasefire order. The UNCIP Resolution dated 13.08.1948 was however, clarified by the commission subsequently, whereby it was re-affirmed that UN military observers will be posted on both sides of ceasefire line, with the object of ensuring that besides the ceasefire order, the conditions of the truce agreement should be adhered to and in case of breach of any conditions of the truce agreement, a report will be submitted to the commission, which will call upon the authorities in either area, to take the desired action. As the truce agreement as proposed and accepted by both India and Pakistan related to the withdrawal of forces by both the countries from the State and also holding of the plebiscite in the State and for creating an equitable conditions to assure free expression of the people, it was accordingly stated that the statement made by UN General Secretary’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric, was not therefore, based on facts and/or on correct understanding of the role of military observers in the State and seems to have been issued only to please Indian Govt., at the cost of the innocent people of Kashmir. 
 

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