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Islamic University Faculty Association condemns human rights violations

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Srinagar, April 13: Taking a strong note of the increasing cases of bloodshed and abuse within the state, Islamic University Faculty Association (IUFA) has called for an immediate end to the civilian killings, use of pellet guns and flagrant attempts to obstruct justice in the Kathua minor gang rape and murder case.

In a statement issued here, it said IUFA condemns the spree of civilian killings in the valley. It denounces the use of pellets which have left thousands severely injured and maimed for life with hundreds permanently blinded.

“IUFA is deeply saddened and pained at the horrendous Kathua minor gang rape and murder and calls for exemplary punishment to the culprits and stern action against their supporters,” the statement said, adding, IUFA looks with deep concern at the blockade caused by a section of the society particularly by lawyers in the delivery of justice and protests against the blatant attempts by them, various political workers, and co-conspiring police officials to communalize this case.

“IUFA also calls for an immediate stop of force and violence against the student community of the valley, whose lives are put at risk by muzzling their freedom of expression by not allowing peaceful protests and by blockage of all channels of communication. Teachers are also concerned about the overall impact on education,” said the statement.

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