Bar Association To Pen-Down Against ‘Arbitrary’ Detentions



Representational Photo.
Representational Photo.

The J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar has decided to pen-down from court on Thursday and Friday in protest against series of detentions that authorities made ahead of the PM Modi’s scheduled visit to Srinagar.

The decision was taken in a general body meeting held at High Court Bar complex, the statement said.

Pertinently, two lawyers of the bar, advocate Mohammad Shafi Reshi and advocate Arshid Andrabi, who had been deputed by the Bar to Delhi in connection with the case filed by some Hindu fanatics in the Supreme Court for scraping of Article 35-A, have been arrested by the J&K police.

“Reshi and Andrabi after attending the proceedings of the case on November 3 were returning home, with necessary documents of the case and when they reached Srinagar Airport in the morning flight, Reshi was arrested and detained at police station Humhama,” the statement said.

It also stated that Bukhari was arrested while he was on his way from Lower court to High Court by Shaheed Gunj police and was thereafter shifted to police Station Kreeri Pattan.

“Since the arrest and detention of these two advocates by the police without any reason or justification, being arbitrary and against the canons of law and it having been made only to please Narendra Modi who is coming to valley on November 7 therefore, these arrests and detentions are condemnable in strongest possible terms,” Bar statement said.

It said that it will raise the voice against such arbitrary and unlawful arrests and detentions and in protest suspend their work, so that the people of the world will come to know about the “highhandedness” of the police and other agencies in the state.

It also expressed hope that international community will take notice of these happenings and impress upon India to shun their “oppressive and suppressive tendencies and allow the people to live in peace by conceding their right of self-determination to be exercised by them in a free and fair plebiscite, guaranteed under the Security Council Resolutions.”

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