PRESS RELEASE BAR CALLS FOR SHUT DOWN ON 26TH OF JANUARY 2012 ON THE EVE OF REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA
BAR CALLS FOR SHUT DOWN ON 26TH OF JANUARY 2012 ON THE EVE OF REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA
In an extra ordinary meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association serious concern was expressed on continued violation of basic human rights, democratic and political rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir by Govt. of India and international community was appealed to intervene and call upon Govt. of India to desist from the state policy of repression and unabated phenomena of the Human Rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. In the meeting it was reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory on both sides of the cease fire line. Neither the paucity of time nor the state repression can change the nature of the dispute, nor, the people of Jammu and Kashmir could be forced to abandon the freedom struggle. Peace stability and secured economic development could not be achieved in the sub continent in hostile atmosphere as the entire sub continent is in a nuclear crucible in view of the unresolved Kashmir issue. It is imperative upon India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the basis of universally recognized and governable principle of people’s right to self determination. The UN resolutions on Kashmir are bed rock of the legacy of the Kashmir dispute and the situation demands referendum in accordance with the UN resolutions on Kashmir dispute in finding out a peaceful, political solution of the Kashmir dispute. The republic day of India has no meaning in Jammu and Kashmir, as the Govt. of India and its surrogate agencies have suppressed the basic Human Rights as well as basic democratic and political rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir past 64 years during its occupation. Accordingly the people of Jammu and Kashmir observe this day as a ‘Black Day’. The present political spectrum in Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t reflect a positive note, as our freedom struggle passes through critical phenomena of diversity in unity. The freedom leadership has to rise to the occasion to forge political leadership in the ranks and file of the freedom movement. A divided kingdom can never defend its adversaries and succeed to success.