Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar on Thursday strongly condemned the unabated arrests of youths and putting them behind the bars without consideration to their age, health and other factors.
In a statement, Bar asked international Community to get out of their deep slumber and for the sake of humanity, rescue the people of Kashmir from the onslaught of Indian ruthless forces who are engaged in a systematic genocide of people of Kashmir, the lawyers body said in a statement this afternoon.
ìBesides killing and blinding people, more than 7,000, old and young Kashmiris have been arrested and about 800 of them have been detained under PSA and lodged in far flung jails outside valley and only during past 24 hours 37 persons mostly young have been arrested and lodged in police stations and interrogation centres, where they are ruthlessly being beaten, causing injuries of grave nature on them,î the statement quoted the minutes of the Bar meeting held today.
These forces have not even spared the Ashura processions and besides resorting to tear gas shelling to break the processions, have arrested dozens of mourners to prevent them from reaching their destinations, which is utterly shameful,î the statement observed.
Superintendent District Jail, Baramulla, is so communal and cruel that immediately after her joining the jail, she made recommendations for the transfer of nine under trial prisoners belonging to Kashmir province, whose cases are pending in Sessions Court Baramulla, to District Jail Poonch and the Director General of Prisons, without examining as to whether she has the power to order the transfer to District Jail Poonch, obliged the Superintendent District Jail Baramulla by issuing order dated 29 8 2016, where under all the nine under trial prisoners have been shifted to District Jail Poonch, making their production in Sessions Court Baramulla impossible in future
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