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PRESS RELEASE 20.10.2018 J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, condemns the illegal and unlawful act of Govt. forces

J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, condemns the illegal and unlawful act of Govt. forces, who barged into the houses of people at Trichal village of Pulwama district around 9:50 p.m. on Thursday night and besides beating the residents of the village ruthlessly for about six hours with sticks and gun butts, dragged many of them out from their houses and besides causing injuries to 18 persons, which included 8 women, also vandalized 40 houses and caused damage to 20 vehicles parked inside and outside their houses and describes the same as a worst kind of human rights violation which should be condemned by one and all.
The Bar Assoication also condemns the gruesome act of killing a pregnant woman, Firdousa, at Shadimarg of District Pulwama on Friday evening, when she was in her compound and was hit by a bullet in her neck fired by the Govt. Forces without any provocation or justification. She was rushed to the hospital but she succumbed to the injury.
Meanwhile, in a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association held today, the proposed amendment to J&K Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection to Children) Act, 2013 to legalise the adoption in the State by adding a chapter in the law, which proposal at one point of time was turned down by the Law Department, was denounced and while describing the same as an attempt to interfere with the Personal Law and make the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 2007, redundant, demands that such a law should not be passed in the State of J&K, which is a Muslim majority state and in all matters relating to the intestate succession, inheritance, adoption, special property of females, including personal property inherited or obtained under contract or gift or any other provision of Personal Law, marriages, dissolution of marriages, including talaq, ila, Zihar, lain, khula and mubaraat, dower, guardianship, gifts, trusts and trust properties, the rule of decision is the Muslim Personal Law, (Shariat).