Lawyers stage sit-in in IIOJK, demanding return of martyrs’ bodies

Srinagar, November 18 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, lawyers held protests in Srinagar and South Kashmir’s Islamabad district against the civilian killings by Indian in a fake encounter in Hyderpora area of Srinagar.

The lawyers associated with the Kashmir Bar Association assembled at Sadder Court Complex Srinagar and were stopped by the police forcibly when they tried to move out of the court premises.

The Bar Association, later, at its emergency meeting announced to observe complete strike, tomorrow, to show solidarity with the family members of the martyrs. “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 dead bodies of civilians to their families so that they can perform their last rites.”

Meanwhile, the Islamabad Bar Association staged a peaceful sit-in in the premises of District Court and demanded an impartial probe into the Hyderpora fake encounter to provide justice to the bereaved families.

Peoples Democratic Party Chairperson Mehbooba Mufti also retweeted the photograph of a lawyer, Advocate Amreen, carrying a placard during the protest seeking justice for her brother Imran Qayoom.

The retweet of Mehbooba Mufti read, “Advocate Amreen, sister of Imran Quyoom, joined the lawyers in Islamabad protesting to demand justice to victim families of Hyderpora. Imran was killed by the troops on July 25, 2021 in Kulgam during a fake encounter.