Srinagar, October 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association has strongly condemned the firing by Indian troops on a group of people at Walarhama village in Pahalgam area of South Kashmir, which injured at least five civilians including an old woman.

The Bar Association in a statement in Srinagar maintained that when the braid choppers were caught by people in Kulgam, Kupwara and Uri, Indian army and police immediately reached the spot and resorted to firing and teargas shelling to rescue the braid choppers.

It said the same happened at Wularhama, where a braid chopper was spotted by the people, who ran away and took shelter in an army vehicle, and the army resorted to indiscriminate firing to rescue the culprit.

The Bar also condemned the subjecting of under-trial prisoners lodged in Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu, to physical torture and stripping.

The lawyers’ body demanded immediate release of Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi, Masarrat Aalam Butt and other political detainees.

The Bar Association expressed serious concern over the extension of judicial remand of Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Merajud Din Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Shahid-ul-Islam and Zahoor Ahmad Watali by a Court in New Delhi.

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