Bar association holds protest against civilian killings in Hyderpora encounter

Calls for shutdown tomorrow in solidarity with families of slain civilians

Calls for shutdown tomorrow in solidarity with families of slain civilians

Srinagar, Nov 18 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Thursday held a protest demonstration at Saddar court complex in Srinagar against the civilian killings in Hyderpora encounter and handing over of bodies to their families for last rites.

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) 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 complete strike tomorrow in order to show solidarity with the family members of the civilians killed at Hyderpora. 

“The complete strike will be also taken as a strong protest against the killings of innocent people of J&K. We are demanding a high level impartial probe in this matter and also appeal to 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 day-to-day spike in civilians killings and appeal to the concerned authorities to show maximum commitment towards human rights to stop the process of killings. 

The statement also reads that the strike call of Bar Association is being supported by all District Bar Associations of Kashmir, Transport Association and major trade body associations. 

“High court bar association also requests all the political parties, civil societies and other associations to make this call successful so that the purpose of obtaining justice is fulfilled,” it reads. (KNS)

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