Kashmir lawyers allege maltreatment of political prisoners

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Srinagar, May 10 (ANI): The Bar Association of High Court of Kashmir on Monday called for a shutdown in the valley over what they alleged the 'collapse of judiciary, maltreatment meted out to political prisoners and veiled attempts to change the demographics' in the state.

The President of the High Court's Bar Association, Abdul Qayoom, criticized the judicial system for not playing a pro-active role in safeguarding the rights of the people of Kashmir.

The call for the shutdown is being supported by some separatists' groups.any shops, business establishments, schools and colleges were shut down and traffic remained off the roads.

Authorities have made elaborate security arrangements across the valley to prevent untoward incidents. (ANI)

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