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PRESS RELEASE: 01-11-2011 Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association condemns the state action of detaining the patron of Dukhtaraa-ni-millat Syed Asiya Andrabi again and again in violation to the orders of the Hon’ble High Court

Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association condemns the state action of detaining the patron of Dukhtaraa-ni-millat Syed Asiya Andrabi again and again in violation to the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Jammu and Kashmir. It is pertinent to mention that the Hon’ble High Court has quashed three successive orders passed by the District Magistrate Srinagar and Hon’ble court has repeatedly directed the release of the detained women leader. The district magistrate Srinagar and the state authorities are re-detaining Syed Asiya Andrabi on the same grounds of detention on which Hon’ble J&K High court has already given its determination and has held the detention orders passed by the District Magistrate as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional. The continued detention of the detained leader Asiya Andrabi is to incarcerate her and play with her life.
That Syed Asiya Andrabi who is presently in detention in Central Jail Srinagar has acquired number of ailments. The detained leader suffers from acute rheumatic arthritis besides having sugar problem which is silently taking her life. Further the detained leader is suffering from regular blood pressure which is effecting her heart and lungs which has caused chest pain to her. The physical condition of Syed Asiya Andrabi is as such critical and the state administration is deliberately and intentionally avoiding to hospitalize and provide appropriate medical treatment to the detained leader.
The Bar Association is deeply concerned about the plight and health condition of the detained leader and calls for urgent intervention by all concerned. Bar Association through the medium of this memo of representation appeal Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and UN commission for Humans Rights to intervene in safety of the detained leader and her release from detention. Bar Association observes that there is no reason for continued detention of the detained leader in view of the findings of the Hon’ble High Court in its judgments passed from time to time in her case.

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