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PRESS RELEASE: 19-12-2018 J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, strongly condemns the arrest of Mohammad Yasin Malik and his other associates

J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, strongly condemns the arrest of Mohammad Yasin Malik and his other associates, including, Mushtaq Ahmad Dar; Mohammad Hanief Dar; Shabir Ahmad Ahanger; Fayaz Ahmad Lone; Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar; Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai and Basharat Ahmad Bhat and also causing injury to the sister of Mohammad Yasin Malik, by a teargas shell, who were peacefully protesting against the killing of seven innocent civilians and injuring of more than seventy others, at Sarnoo Pulwama on 15th of December, 2018, besides ruthlessly beating them in custody, and despite having been granted bail by Tehsildar, Executive Magistrate, Srinagar, yesterday, in a case filed against them u/s 107/151 Cr.P.C, falsely booking them in a fabricated FIR No. 33/2018 of Police Station Maisuma, for committing offences punishable u/s 307, 336, 353,148, 149 RPC and terms the same as a worst kind of misuse of power and authority and also a blatant violation of human rights of the people of Kashmir. The Bar Association also while appreciating the United Nations Human Rights Council, Amnesty International and Organization of Islamic Cooperation, for showing their concern, over the killing, blinding and maiming of innocent people of Kashmir, requests them to take cognizance of the aforesaid incident as well and send a fact finding mission immediately to Kashmir so as to investigate the gruesome acts of human rights violation being committed by Indian forces in Kashmir, so that these brutalities inflicted on the people on daily basis with impunity, are brought to an end.
Meanwhile, the Bar Association has reconstituted its team of lawyers, who will represent it in the writ petition filed by the Bar Association against the shifting of Kashmiri prisoners, detained under PSA, to the jails outside the State, as the said writ petition has been referred to a Division Bench, by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal, before whom the same came up for consideration on 17th of December, 2018 and who, keeping in view the resolution of the Bar Association directed its listing on 21.12.2018 before the Division Bench. The reconstituted team shall comprise of the following members: –
1. Mr. Z. A. Shah, Senior Advocate;
2. Mr. R. A. Jan, Senior Advocate;
3. Mr. Altaf Haqani, Advocate,
4. Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Advocate and General Secretary;
5. Mr. Arshad Andrabi, Advocate; and
6. Mr. Bashir Sidiq, Advocate.
The team members are informed of the decision, accordingly.