Lawyers Protest Civilian Killings

SRINAGAR — Protests continued across Srinagar for the second day on Tuesday over the civilian killings across the city with scores of lawyers hitting the streets here.

Members of the Kashmir Bar Association (KBA) took out a march from High Court Complex to Jahangir Chowk flyover. The march was led by president of the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) Mian Abdul Qayoom. Scores of lawyers participated in the march.

Qayoom said that it is “in the interest of India to resolve Kashmir issue.” “Both Pakistan and India will live happily and peace will prevail in sub-continent if these countries will resolve long pending Kashmir issue,” he said.

Qayoom lamented that the government forces have “become habitual of killing innocent people in Kashmir.”

“First they killed a civilian in Fathekadal and then a pregnant woman was butchered. In Trichal Pulwam, Forces let loose a reign of terror and even didn’t spare women. This is a naked form of terrorism. The Kulgam carnage was brutal and condemnable,” he said.

The protesters demanded the withdrawal of army force personnel from Kashmir while “accusing them of grave human rights violations.”

The Lawyers from Bar Association while denouncing Kulgam “carnage” alleged that “encounter site was not sanitized.”

The lawyers also held government forces responsible for the killings of “civilians in Kulgam.” They said that killings of innocent people “has become a norm in Kashmir.” “Every day people are being killed and the killers are never taken to task,” said lawyers.

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