Er Rasheed protests against Kuthua Lawyers, Kulgam killings

Srinagar, Apr 11: Hundreds on Wednesday joined independent lawmaker and MLA Langate Er Rasheed’s protest marches to protest against the killing of civilians in Kulgam by government forces.
The spokesman said protesters condemned the action by a Lawyers of Kuthua Bar who tried to stop crime branch from producing challan against the accused involved in rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa.
He said that holding play cards and calling their move criminal and communal, protesters were demanding fast-track hearing of the case and appealed the saner voices in India to open their eyes and raise their voice against the criminals who are giving every issue a communal colour.
Talking to media Rasheed said that it will be in the interest of justice if the case is transferred to some other court in Kashmir. He said, “When those who claim to be saviours of justice try to lock the door of the temple of justice, there is no hope that the court can discharge its duties pertaining to the case in accordance with the law.”
Rasheed said that government must take a call at earliest and also take the FIR against the criminal minded lawyers and other forces to the logical end. The protesters also raised strong slogans against the civilian killings in Kulgam and appealed international community to come forward.
Rasheed added that Kashmiris, on one hand, are mourning the death of their beloved ones every day but on the other government is engaged in a vicious campaign to prove every Kashmiri a criminal and a radical.