The Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has expressed satisfaction over the completion of the first phase of its team’s visit to different jails in the state.
“In a meeting presided over by the Vice-President of the Bar Association, advocate Aijaz Bedar in which the Bar Association expressed its satisfaction on the completion of the first phase of the jail visit by the designated team of lawyers of the Bar Association comprising Vice President with its members Mohammad Ashraf Bhat General Secretary of the J&K High court Bar Association, Bilal Ahmad Wani treasurer and Advocate G. N. Shaheen and Hamid Shafi.”, the Bar spokesman said in a statement issued here adding “The fact findings observations were discussed in the meeting and a detailed jail report was compiled which will be made public by circulating the same in press in the near future”.
The meeting paid rich tributes to the martyrs including the martyrs of “Jan 21 1990 Gowkadal massacre”.
“ It was observed in the meeting that the freedom struggle is sacrosanct and the people of Jammu and Kashmir have the first priority for peaceful and permanent resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspiration of the people of J&K. the Bar Association sincerely propounds the cause of the people of J&K in the larger interests of the people of the sub-continent and will continue its efforts”, the spokesman added.
The Bar Association expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of the martyrs and pray for success of the ongoing movement.
“In the meeting serious it was observed that 26th January is being observed as a republic day by the Union of India who have suppressed the basic human rights and political and legal rights of the people of the J&K since 1947 with the advent of occupation of the state, since the government of India is in constant denial of justice to the people of J&K and have suppressed the legal, constitutional and basic human rights of the people of J&K as such the people of J&K are justified in observing 26th of January as a protest day and accordingly the Bar Association supports and extends its cooperation with the people of J&K in observing the 26th of January as a protest day”, reads the statement.