Bar, Shah Flay Case Against Nayeem Khan

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SRINAGAR:  Condemning the sanction of prosecution against National Front leader Nayeem Khan by the authorities, the Kashmir High Court Bar Association today said the sanction has been given to deter him from his firm political ideology.

In an extra ordinary meeting Bar Association strongly condemned the Govt. for according sanction to prosecute Nayeem Ahmad Khan in a very old case. “The said sanction has been given to deter him from his firm political ideology. 

“Till date no person been prosecuted for his political belief nor any person can be prosecuted for his political ideology because this is a fundamental right of every person to have a political ideology. 

This action has exposed the Govt. of India and the Govt. of J&K of adopting the double standard when it comes to accord sanction to prosecute army and police personals for sexual offences and custodial killings”, the Bar said in a statement issued here adding “It was a pressing demand by all Local and International Organization and Justice Verma commission has strongly recommended to prosecute the Army Official who are involved in the Sexual offences”.

“It is in place to mention here that there are thousands of cases pending for want of sanction to prosecute the Indian Army and other Paramilitary forces the said sanction has not been accorded even of the lapse of two decades and that to prosecute the Indian Army and other Paramilitary forces who are involved in custodial killings, sexual offences and other offences is a pressing demand of public in general and International Human Rights Organizations in particular”, the Bar statement read.

Shah flays Govt for opening case against Khan 

Expresses concern over rejection of Verma panel recommendations Srinagar: Feb 4 Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said that the recent opening of the case against National front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan and other pro- freedom leaders is a tactic adopted by the Indian authorities against them. 

“The freedom struggle of the Kashmiri’s will never be suppressed by these measures. The arrests, draconian laws, guns and jails will have no effect on the freedom struggle in the valley. The people of the valley have offered 5 lakh sacrifices for the freedom movement and the nation is very much enthusiastic and dedicated in the path towards freedom,” he said.   “Our aim is Azadi and arrests and sacrifices are a part of the path reaching to the goal,” he added.

PC opposes opening of cases against separatists

The J&K Peoples Conference (PC) has also opposed the opening up of the pending cases against the separatist leaders. The party has cautioned the government of severe implications of threatening the separatist leadership.

In a statement the Peoples Conference general secretary Rashid Mehmood said that terrifying separatist leaders by opening up cases against them will harm the improving relationship between India and Pakistan. “At a time when the relations between India and Pakistan seem to be getting better the National Conference Government has started causing damage to this improvement by threatening Kashmiri separatist leaders.”

Rashid Mehmood has cautioned the ruling NC against pressurising separatist leaders by opening up the cases against them and trying them to charge. He said that this is unfortunate that the traditional political party of the state, National Conference has always been deceiving the nation for their pity interests and now it is trying to do the same by harming the relations of the two countries, which are just getting on the improved. He said that booking the separatist leaders in old cases will badly effect the peaceful situation in the state.

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