SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Tuesday said the government’s decision to construct shelters for the non-locals in Kashmir is “another conspiracy to reduce the Muslim Majority character of the state into a minority”.
As per a statement issued here, Bar in its executive committee meet opposed the government decision saying that the move will yield far reaching consequences. “It will affect and endanger the ongoing freedom struggle of the people of Kashmir and their demand of right to self-determination. Therefore, everyone should oppose the decision tooth and nail,” it said.
The meeting also termed the decision as “part of the same sinister design propounded and propagated by Hindu RSS-BJP communalists to settle the 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”. Therefore, Bar said, it is the duty of every Kashmiri to defeat the same.
Bar also condemned the summoning of 80 students of HMT, Parimpora, daily to the police station saying it is aimed at ruining the academic career of the students, “which is inhuman and barbaric”.
The members during the meeting also denounced the rustication of a Kashmiri student, Mujeeb Gutoo, for two semesters from JNU and punishing of Umar Khalid, A Batacharya, Kanhaiya Kumar, and others.
“This is an act of victimisation by the university authorities and is unwarranted, unjustified, unethical, and immoral. We demand the immediate withdrawal of the punishment,” Bar said.
The members also condoled the demise of senior advocate, Mohammad Amin Nehvi who passed away on Monday at Baghi Mehtab, Srinagar.