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Press Release of Bar Association ….19.7.2016

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar.


July 19



Jammu and Kashmir Bar association noticing the continuous repressive measures resorted to

be the state and its functionaries including men in uniform, convened an emergency meeting of its

executive members despite imposition of curfew in all districts of the valley, and in its meeting the

association expressed its grief and grave concern about the unending cycle of violence resorted to by

the armed forces aimed at supressing the popular voice of people seeking right of self-determination

and quelling the civil protest against the indiscriminate use of force and human rights violation

committed by men in uniform, which has resulted in death of more than 45 civilians which include

men women and minor children and scores of people have been maimed, some turned blind due to

indiscriminate use of PELLET GUN which has proved to be lethal endangering human life . The

Association condemned the excessive use of force to disperse civil protest held at Qazi Gund

resulting in death of three persons including one middle aged women, whose minor son aged about

eight years continues to be in critical condition.

Bar Association also took serious note of the continuous arm twisting measures resorted to by

the state and its functionaries in prohibiting press publication so as to prevent the outside world

from getting information about the atrocities committed upon civil population of the state and save

itself from ignonimity at the hands of international bodies associated with protection and

preservation of civil, political and human rights. Bar association also expressed its concern about the

prohibition imposed on use of internet and cell phone facility, such prohibition in the estimation of

association is to prevent the state of India and local administration to have a field day in not only

curbing the civil and political rights of people but also use indiscriminate use of fire power to supress

the popular voice and resilience shown by the people.

Bar association also appreciated the concern shown by USA, China and UN Head, Organisation

of Islamic states about the deteriorating situation prevailing in state of Jammu and Kashmir and

seeking resolution of dispute in accordance with popular will of the people. The association has

made fervent appeal to all Heads of States to use their good offices in persuading the state of India

to desist from supressing the will of the people and use of disproportionate force against civil

protestors fighting for their civil and political right of self-determination.

Bashir Sidiq




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