The Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has decided to suspend its work on February 11 in its effort to express solidarity with the family and relatives of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat on his anniversary.
“The Bar Association in an extra ordinary meeting held on February 2, 2013 in the Conference Hall at Sadder Court has decided to suspend their work on February 11, 2013 to show solidarity with the family members of those who have laid their lives in the freedom struggle, prominent amongst them being, Shaheed Mohammad Maqbool Bhat who was martyred on February 11, 1984, in Central Jail Tihar, New Delhi”, said the Bar spokesman in a statement issued here.
He said Bhat was fighting for the cause of liberation of J&K and for self-determination “which is being denied by the India for the last more than 60 years”.
The Govt. of India and their prominent leaders have acknowledged this right before the United Nations and thereafter are denying this right to the people of the J&K without any reason of justification, he said.
“Indian Occupation Forces are continuously martyring the Kashmiri people for more than 60 years for demanding their basic right of self-determination”, the spokesman added.