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PRESS RELEASE; 09-12-2018 J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, has decided to postpone its seminar, scheduled to be held on 10th of December, 2018

J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, has decided to postpone its seminar, scheduled to be held on 10th of December, 2018 at District Court Complex, Moominabad Batamaloo Srinagar, to 13th of December, 2018, to be held at the same venue from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., because of the strike call given by the JRL for observing the 10th of December, 2018, as a ‘Black-Day’ and while supporting the call, the Bar Association, requests all its members to suspend their work for the day, so as to register their protest against the killings, maiming and blinding of innocent Kashmiries and destruction of their houses and other properties by the Indian forces with impunity, the recent example of which can be found from the incident at Mujigund, Srinagar, where half a dozen houses, were raised to the ground, in an encounter, in which besides killing three militants, a number of civilians were injured by firing indiscriminate bullets and pellets on them and property worth Crores of rupees was destroyed and also against the criminal silence maintained by the International Community including United Nations Human Rights Council and other Human Rights Organizations of the world, on the gruesome human rights violations taking place in Kashmir, for the last 70 years.

The Bar Association also expresses its grief and sorrow over the killing of 13 persons and inuring of 15 others, amongst whom 08 are in a critical condition, in a tragic bus accident, which occurred at Loran-Mandi Road in Poonch District on Saturday, morning. The Bar Association while condoling the death of the aforesaid 13 persons, expresses its sympathies with the bereaved families and besides offering its condolences to them, prays for the speedy recovery of those, who were injured in the accident.

The Bar Association also express its grief over the sad demise of Dr. Mohammad Sidiq, the uncle of Advocate Manzoor Ahmad Dar, who breathed his last in USA, the other day, and prays to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in peace and give courage and fortitude to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.