About two dozen lawyers of KBA detained in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Feb 27 (UNI) About two dozen members of the Kashmir Bar Association (KBA) were today taken into preventive custody after they defied the prohibitory orders and took to streets in protest against alleged Human Rights (HR) violations.

The lawyers took out a procession from the lower court complex near here demanding end to all HR violations by the security forces.

Holding banners, the lawyers marched through different streets, raising pro-freedom slogans.

However, when they reached near Polo view, police stopped them.

When the lawyers insisted that they should be allowed to meet the officials of United Nations Military Observers (UNMO) office at Sonawar, police took about two dozen of them into preventive custody.

The lawyers said despite claims by the authorities, HR violations and other suppressive measures continued in the valley.

They demanded immediate end to all HR violations and punishment to those security force officials involved in custodial killings, disappearances and torture in the state.

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