Lawyers Suspend Work Over Fateh Kadal Civilian Killing

SRINAGAR — The lawyers on Wedensday suspended work to protest the civilian killing at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar.

The members of High Court Bar Association abstained from court work and held a protest demonstration outside the Courts. The protests were held outside the District Court Complex, Moominabad Srinagar, and High Court Complex in which hundreds of lawyers participated.

Earlier in a general body meeting the members of the Bar Association condemned the civilians killing at Fateh Kadal Srinagar and other places and asked the international community to come forward and play its “role effectively in stopping the genocide of the people of Kashmir at the hands of Indian forces.”

“Pressure should be put on Indian authorities to settle the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir,” the statement said.

The members also demanded that the United Nations Human Rights Council should 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.”

The HCBA also stated that the solution to Kashmir problem lies only in the implementation of Security Council Resolutions by giving a chance to the people of Kashmir to decide about their future and that any “other course of action contrary to Security Council resolutions will neither be acceptable to the people nor will the same resolve the dispute permanently.”

The Bar members also condemned the harassment and “humiliation of Kashmiri students studying in Punjab, Aligarh and other places of India by the police and university authorities and demanded that no Kashmiri student should be implicated in false and frivolous cases and/or prevented from pursuing his studies in any university/college outside Kashmir. “


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