HC Bar urges probe into Kup­wara killings of 5 youth

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRINAGAR—The High Court Bar As­so­ci­a­tion here has asked the chief jus­tice of the ter­ri­tory’s high court to take up the is­sue of killing of five youth by In­dian troops in a fake en­counter in Kup­wara, the other day. In­dian troops killed five youth at Chak Drag­mulla in Kup­wara on Satur­day.

The Bar in a state­ment is­sued in Srinagar, to­day, re­quested Chief Jus­tice and his com­pan­ion judges to take so motto cog­nizance of the mat­ter be­ing cus­to­di­ans of the life and lib­erty of the peo­ple. The Bar asked the court to or­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the case by a well-re­puted im­par­tial in­ves­ti­gat­ing agency to find out un­der what cir­cum­stances the afore­said youth were killed by the army at Drag­mulla in Kup­wara.

“The Bar As­so­ci­a­tion feels that when the en­tire pop­u­la­tion of the area main­tains that the en­counter was a fake and a staged one, as on re­ceiv­ing the bod­ies, they found the youth were killed 5 or 6 days be­fore and had been brought to the vil­lage to show that they were killed in an en­counter,” the state­ment added.

“It be­comes duty of the High court, which is sup­posed to be the watch­dog of the le­gal, fun­da­men­tal and con­sti­tu­tional rights of the peo­ple and their fun­da­men­tal free­doms to show more sen­si­tiv­ity to­ward the is­sue and adopt a re­al­is­tic and peo­ple friendly ap­proach in find­ing out the truth,” the court urged. The Bar also con­demns the state­ment of pup­pet Min­is­ter Lal Singh in which he had threat­ened the Jammu Mus­lims of a re­peat of 1947 mas­sacre.—KMS

Oc­cu­pa­tion au­thor­i­ties de­ployed In­dian troops around the Mar­tyrs’ Grave­yard at Eidgah in Srinagar to pre­vent a march on the oc­ca­sion of mar­tyr­dom an­niver­saries of Mir­waiz Molvi Muham­mad Fa­rooq , Khawaja Ab­dul Ghani Lone and the mar­tyrs of Hawal.

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