Bar opposes govt move to construct shelters for non-locals in Kashmir


Srinagar: High Court Bar Association Tuesday strongly opposed the decision of the Government to construct shelters, for the non-locals under NULM and stated that it is another conspiracy to change the demography of the J&K State, so as to reduce the Muslim Majority character of the State, into minority.
The Bar members in a meeting were unanimous in saying that the said move, shall have far reaching consequences and as it will affect and endanger, the ongoing freedom struggle of people of Kashmir and their demand to give them their right of self-determination, therefore, the aforesaid decision should be opposed tooth and nail by everyone. It was also stated that the decision was a part of the same sinister design, propounded and propagated by Hindu communalists belonging to RSS-BJP combine of settling non-State subject Army Personnel in colonies, in and around Srinagar Airport, for which even land was identified and was about to be allotted to them and therefore, it is the duty of every Kashmiri to defeat the same.
The members also expressed their anguish against the summoning of 80 students of HMT Parimpora area, daily to the police station and termed it, to be another conspiracy of Kashmir police to ruin the academic career of these students, which is inhuman and barbaric.
The members also denounced the rustication of a Kashmiri student namely Mujeeb Gutoo for two semesters from JNU University and also punishing of Umar Khalid, A. Batacharya and Kanaiya Kumar and others and described the same, as an act of victimization, resorted to by the University Authorities, to shut their mouth and not to permit them to raise their voice against the Human Rights Violation or to support the cause of people of J&K. The punishment was termed to be unwarranted, unjustified, unethical and immoral and the members accordingly sought it withdrawal forthwith. (CNS)


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