HCBA urges world to come to Kashmiris’ rescue


Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA), condemning arrest of youth has urged the international community to come to the rescue of the Kashmiris.
The HCBA spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Besides killing and blinding people, more than 7,000, old and young Kashmiris have been arrested and about 800 of them have been booked under draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) and lodged in far-flung jails outside the Kashmir Valley.”
He also condemned the continued house arrest and detention of Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Advocate Zahid Ali and Advocate Muhammad Shafi Reshi.
Referring to the detention of Dukhtaran-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, the spokesman said, “She has been kept in an unhygienic isolated cell at Baramulla jail and even restrictions have been imposed on her family members to meet her.”
He denounced the firing of pellets by Indian forces on two brothers, Azhar Ahmad Thoker and Ubaid Ahmad Thoker, who were going for fishing at Gooripora, near their residence at Noorbagh in Srinagar.—KMS