Why HCBA Didn’t Plead Guru’s Case? Asks Sagar

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SRINAGAR: Lashing at High Court Bar Association for claiming that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah played collaborative role in the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar Saturday questioned the role of Bar in the case of Guru, stating that Bar never made an attempt to plead his case in the Supreme Court and neither did it approach Afzal or engaged any lawyer for him to prove his innocence. 

“After his execution, Bar Association is giving an impression that it fought a legal battle for Afzal but the fact is that Afzal himself maintained that he lacked a lawyer which proves the dual approach of the Bar Association,” Sagar said and advised Bar Association not to shed crocodile tears on the execution of Afzal Guu.

National Conference leader said that Afzal spent more than a decade in prison but High Court Bar Association never made an effort to reach him and engage a good lawyer for him for his defence. “Only after his execution these advocates have started raising hue and cry and blaming Omar Abdullah. The reality is that Bar Association never issued a statement in favour of Afzal Guru and neither was it fully aware about the nature of judgment pronounced by the Supreme Court of India about Afzal Guru. 

Pertinently, HCBA has claimed that Omar Abdullah has without any iota of doubt collaborative role in the ‘political assassination’ of Afzal Guru who in meetings with the Central leadership including the Home Minister of India has undertaken to take control of the political, law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of hanging of Guru. Bar has even criticized Late Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah, stating that the late leader put an end to the 22 year long plebiscite movement and accepted the petty Chief-Ministership and hence betrayed the people of Jammu and Kashmir. (CNS)

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