HBA flays arrest of employee leaders

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Srinagar: The High Court Bar Association (HCBA), has strongly condemned the arrest and detention of government employees’ leaders who have been lodged at Central Jail Srinagar.

A Bar spokesman has said that it feels that the demands made by the JCC leaders are all genuine demands and the authorities in power should accede to the same and not to wage war against the employees and their leadership. In a society which claims to be governed by rule of law, it is not permissible to muzzle the other for raising a genuine and a reasonable demand. “It is, therefore, imperative for all those who have any role to play in taking effective measuring in conceding the demands of the employees that they should redress their grievances at the earliest and release all the detainees forthwith.”

The Bar Association has reiterated its demands that FIRs be registered against those CRPF persons who are guilty of killing four innocent persons on 07th September 2013 at Gagran Shopian.

“The Bar feels that the appointment of Justice M.L. Koul as a commission of Inquiry is an eye wash and is aimed at to hoodwink the public opinion and mislead the international community in believing that the government is interested to ascertain the truth through the commission,” the Bar association spokesman has added.

“The Bar feels that a number of commissions of inquiry have been appointed in the past but neither their reports have been made public nor any action have been taken on those reports. The Bar feels that in order to find out the truth it is necessary to involve UN, Human Rights Organizations and the Amnesty International in the investigation of the mater, so that the real truth comes out and the guilty are punished. Until that is so done, the bar feels that the appointment of Koul commission is bound to achieve nothing and that it is a fruitless exercise and will go in the same way as has happened with the commissions previously appointed.”   

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