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13.6.2016…Press Release of Bar Association

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A meeting of the Executive Committee members of J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar, was held today, at J&K High Court Bar Room Srinagar, in which the following members participated :

  1. M. A. Qayoom, President
  2. Aijaz Bedar, Vice President
  3. Bashir Sidiq, General Secretary
  4. Anwar-ul-Islam Shaheen, Joint Secretary
  5. Hamid Shafi Hakeem, Treasurer
  6. Z. A. Qureshi, Executive Member
  7. Mufti Mehraj-ud-din, Executive Member
  8. Mohammad Amin Bhat, Executive Member
  9. Mohammad Shafi Reshi, Executive Member
  10. Arshid Andrabi, Executive Member
  11. Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Executive Member
  12. Farooq Hassan, Executive Member
  13. Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Executive Member
  14. Hanan Kalwal, Executive Member
  15. Nasir Qadri, Executive Member
  16. Ishtiaq Ahmad Mir, Executive Member

In the aforesaid meeting, a number of issues concerning the Bar, were discussed and decisions were taken thereon.

The Executive Committee members, on the first death anniversary of Siraj-ud-din Shah, Advocate, which fell on 12.06.2016, also paid rich tributes to the departed soul and prayed Almighty Allah to rest his soul in peace. They also expressed once more, their solidarity with Jahan Ara, Advocate, the widow of the deceased, who despite all odds, has held the family of the deceased together and in these hard and troubled days has succeeded in sustaining herself and the family.

The Executive Members also paid rich tributes to Tufail Ahmad Matoo, on his 6th Death anniversary and also pray to Almighty Allah to give courage to his family members, who have been valiantly fighting a legal battle for the last six years, to bring the killers of Tufail Ahmad Matoo to book, so that they are punished for the heinous crime committed by them. It was also decided that the case filed in the High Court by Manzoor Ahmad Matoo against the killing of Tufail Ahmad Matoo, shall be taken to its logical end and no stone will be unturned in getting the closure report filed by the police, in the court of CJM Srinagar, dismissed. It was also decided that every kind of legal assistance will be kept available to the family members of Tufail Ahmad Matoo and in this regard every executive member shall play his part, effectively.

The Executive Members also condemned the registration of a frivolous criminal case, by police Rajouri, against Showkat Ahmad Thakur, Advocate, who had gone to Rajouri to plead the case of his client, before the Women’s Police Station Rajouri and had sought dismissal of the same, but instead of dismissing the case, the police have booked him in the matter under section 109 RPC, which evidently it had no authority, power of jurisdiction to do. It was also stated that the allegations leveled against Showkat Ahmad Thakur, Advocate were unfounded and baseless as he was neither related to the party nor had any bias against his opponent. He had gone to Rajouri to fulfil his professional obligations and had tried his best to defend his client which was otherwise also obligatory on him. It was decided that the matter will be brought to the notice of the Hon’ble Chief Justice, so that the honour, reputation and prestige of any lawyer, is not harmed and for performing his professional duties, he is not booked in a false and frivolous case and not only he, but his family as well, is not harassed or threatened of any consequence.


Bashir Sidiq,

General Secretary,

      J&K High Court,

Dated : 13.06.2016                                                       Bar Association.

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