Srinagar, June 25, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has condemned the member of so-called Kashmir Assembly from Hindu extremist Bharatiya Janata Party, Lal Singh, for making threatening remarks against Kashmiri journalists over highlighting the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl, Aasifa, from Kathua district in Jammu. The HCBA in a statement issued in Srinagar termed the remarks as an act of criminal intimidation, and demanded that the said MLA should be arrested and put behind bars for his obnoxious and irresponsible statement.
The Bar Association also condemned the firing by the Indian troops at Chidder village of Qaimoh Kulgam. Two youth were killed and dozen others got injured with bullets and pellets, fired upon them by the ruthless Indian forces. It also condemned the firing of metal pellets and teargas shells on the protestors at Tawheedabad and Parray Mohalla of Hajin town on June 23, 2018.
The Association expressed grave concern over the attacking and ransacking of the houses of mujahideen and beating of inmates at Kulgam and arrest of the relatives of mujahideen in Tral-Bala, Tral-Payeen and Seer areas by the forces and described the same as the worst kind of state terrorism. The Bar Association appealed to the international community to take notice of the grave human rights violations in Kashmir.
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