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PRESS RELEASE: 05-09-2011 The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar condemns the arrest of Qurat ul Ain daughter of Shamas-ud-din Baba resident of Jalal Abad Sopore

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar condemns the arrest of Qurat ul Ain daughter of Shamas-ud-din Baba resident of Jalal Abad Sopore arrested by the Police Sopore on 12.07.2011 and calls upon the state govt. and the police authorities to release the said woman from custody without any delay. It is pertinent to mention that said Qurat-ul-Ain who is undergoing B.Ed. course and has to appear in B.Ed. final examination on 23.07.2011 was arrested by the Sopore police on false and frivolous charges. The Bar Association describes the arrest of the lady as a vindictive, cruel and malicious and as a tool of state repression and weapon of war by the occupied authorities in order to demoralize and humiliate the Kashmiri women. The Bar Association is deeply concerned about the life, liberty, health, honour, and dignity of the arrested woman and requested the Bar Association Sopore to rise to the occasion and take all necessary legal steps for release of the victim and the J&K High Court Bar Association pledges all support to the Bar Association Sopore and to the family members of the victim for her safe release.

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