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26.4.2016…Press Release of Bar Associaiton

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The Executive Committee of J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, in its meeting held today i.e., 26th of April, 2016, in High Court Bar Room, strongly opposed the decision of the Govt. to construct shelters, for the non-locals under NULM and stated that it is another conspiracy to change the demography of the J&K State, so as to reduce the Muslim Majority character of the State, into minority.

The members were unanimous in saying that the said move, shall have far reaching consequences and as it will affect and endanger, the ongoing freedom struggle of people of Kashmir and their demand to give them their right of self-determination, therefore, the aforesaid decision should be opposed tooth and nail by everyone. It was also stated that the decision was a part of the same sinister design, propounded and propagated by Hindu communalists belonging to RSS-BJP combine of settling non-State subject Army Personnel in colonies, in and around Srinagar Airport, for which even land was identified and was about to be allotted to them and therefore, it is the duty of every Kashmiri to defeat the same.

The members also expressed their anguish against the summoning of 80 students of HMT Parimpora area, daily to the police station and termed it, to be another conspiracy of Kashmir police to ruin the academic career of these students, which is inhuman and barbaric.

The members also denounced the rustication of a Kashmiri student namely Mujeeb Gutoo for two semesters from JNU University and also punishing of Umar Khalid, A. Batacharya and Kanaiya Kumar and others and described the same, as an act of victimization, resorted to by the University Authorities, to shut their mouth and not to permit them to raise their voice against the Human Rights Violation or to support the cause of people of J&K. The punishment was termed to be unwarranted, unjustified, unethical and immoral and the members accordingly sought it withdrawal forthwith.

The Executive Members also condoled the sad demise of Mr. Mohammad Amin Nehvi, Senior Advocate, who passed away on 25.04.2016 at Baghi Mehtab Srinagar. While expressing their sympathy with the bereaved family, the members paid rich tributes to Late Mohammad Amin Nehvi, Advocate for the contribution he made, in the dispensation of justice as an Advocate. It was stated that Mr. Mohammad Amin Nehvi was an honest and upright person and by his advocacy he helped the people in getting true help from the courts. The role played by Mr. Mohammad Amin Nehvi, in the freedom struggle was also highlighted and it was stated that at a time when there was a political vacuum, he came forward and under the banner of ‘Political Conference’, he projected the cause of the people to the best of his capacity and capability.

The Bar members, also condoled the death of Mr. Aman-ul-lah Khan Chairman, JKLF, and also paid rich tributes to him for the contribution, he has made in the ongoing freedom struggle.

The members also offered Fateh to both Late Mr. Mohammad Amin Nehvi and Late Aman-ul-lah Khan and it was prayed to Almighty Allah to rest their soul in peace.



Bashir Sidiq,

General Secretary,

      J&K High Court,

Dated : 26.04.2016                                                            Bar Association.

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