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PRESS RELEASE 21-10-2018 J&K Bar Association, Srinagar, strongly condemns the killing of innocent civilians

J&K Bar Association, Srinagar, strongly condemns the killing of innocent civilians in a blast at the encounter site Laroo Kulgam in which dozen others were critically injured and have been shifted to various hospitals for treatment. The Bar members while expressing serious concern over the restarting of operation all-out termed the same as a new measure adopted by the Indian ruthless forces to kill the innocent civilians of Kashmir and described the same as a worst kind of brutality and well planned systematic genocide of the people of Kashmir, which should be condemned by all those, who believe in fundamental freedoms of the people and have respect and regard for their right of self-determination, demands that the international community should come forward and play its role effectively in stopping the genocide of the people of Kashmir at the hands of Indian forces and also put pressure on Indian authorities to settle the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. The members also demanded that the United Nations Human Rights Council should immediately 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.
While showing its solidarity with the members of the bereaved families and those, who have sustained injuries, the Bar Association requests its members to abstain from the court work on 22nd of October, 2018 and has also decided to support the call given by the JRL for tomorrow.
The Bar Association accordingly requests all its members to abide by the decision.