Bar Association Holds Protest Against Hyderpora Killings

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Thursday held a protest demonstration at Saddar court complex in Srinagar demanding the return of bodies of two Srinagar businessmen who were killed in city’s Hyderpora area in controversial police operation.

In a statement, Bar said that the lawyers of JKHCBA held a protest march against the civilian killings at Sadder court complex and the protest march was stopped by the police forcibly and were not allowed to move out of the court premises.

The statement reads that in its emergency meeting Bar decided to call upon the people of J&K and Ladakh to observe a complete strike tomorrow in order to show solidarity with the family members of the civilians killed at Hyderpora.

“We are demanding a high level impartial probe in this matter and also appeal to the conscience of people at the helm of affairs to return the bodies of civilians to their families so that they can perform their last rites,” it reads.

It said that the Bar Association is equally concerned about the day-to-day spike in civilian killings and appealed to the concerned authorities to show maximum commitment towards human rights to stop the process of killings.

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