The National Conference criticized the High Court Bar Association ( HCBA) on their statement that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah gave consent to the hanging of Afzal guru calling it as ‘utter lies’, ‘fabricated’ with a malicious intent .
“It is very unfortunate and disappointing that HCBA has come out with a statement that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has given consent to the hanging of Afzal Guru, whiles on the contrary Mr. Omar Abdullah wasn’t required to give consent nor was his consent sought before the decision was taken” said NC spokesman adding “they are deliberately trying to incite people, If by spreading lies they are practicing their profession, we can only but imagine the plight of the people they represent in the court rooms”, said the Spokesman
“As the Bar association, it has to lead by example”, the spokesman said. “In particular, it lectures on the Rule of Law. Yet, it’s statement of this nature falls far short of the standards it seeks to impose on others.” he added
“By this statement they have proved that they are being remote controlled by people who want to create a law and order problem here”, “We condemn such statement and seek an apology from them” he added
The NC spokesman further said that “Omar Abdullah made no secret of his opposition to the hanging and the fact can’t be changed or ignored”