PRESS RELEASE: 30-09-2010 The High Court Bar Association Srinagar in response to Eight Point Package offered by New Delhi held deliberations on the subject
The High Court Bar Association Srinagar in response to Eight Point Package offered by New Delhi held deliberations on the subject while Mr. Aijaz Bedar Vice President of the Bar Association was holding chair. The meeting was attended by Advocates Mr. Nizar Ah. Ronga, Mr. Manzoor Ah. Dar, Mr. Mohd. Amin Bhat, Mr. R.A Jan, Mr. Arshad Andrabi, Mr. Mohd Ashraf Bhat, Mr. Rafiq Joo, Mr. Majid Jahangir, Mr. Bashir Sidiq, Mr. Mohd. Yousuf Paray, Mr. Bashir Ahmad Dar, Mr. Riyaz Ahmad Khan, Mr. Shabir Ah.Bhat, Mr. Tanveer Ah Bhat.
During the course of deliberations held, the Bar Association reiterated its resolve and commitment of seeking peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute by way of meaningful and tripartite dialogue.in accordance with international commitments and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Deliberating upon the eight point package offered by New Delhi in response to demand made on behalf of people by the leaders of resistance movement, it came to be noticed that the appointment of interlocutors without defining their role and mandate is an attempt to hoodwink the international community in general and people of Jammu and Kashmir in particular about the halfhearted resolve on the part of the New Delhi to pave way for meaningful and concrete dialogue. It also came to be noticed that most of the other packages offered, being administrative and economic in nature and its character, appear to have been made with a view to seek exoneration of delinquent persons involved in brutal killing of innocent youth engaged in peaceful demonstrations for seeking resolution of Kashmir dispute.
It also came to be noticed that the New Delhi has not at all responded to the points urged on behalf of the people by the leaders of the resistance movement, which include release of all prisoners, scrapping of draconian laws like AFSPA, Disturbed Areas Act, and like, withdrawal of armed personal.
Nothing concrete has been done till date. Coercive and oppressive measures continue to remain in operation trampling the basic rights of the people, which needs to be immediately stopped.
The Bar association reiterated its commitment to continue with the struggle of searching of peaceful means and efforts of seeking resolution of Kashmir dispute by engaging all the three parties in a meaningful and concrete dialogue.