NIA summon to Mian Qayoom
SRINAGAR: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Tuesday said the NIA investigation and calling of Bar President Mian Abdul Qayoom to New Delhi again is aimed at harassing and humiliating the Bar leadership. It said the Bar members shall observe strike on 14th September which will continue till Qayoom returns back from Delhi.
As per a statement issued here, a general body meeting of the members of the J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, was held on Tuesday in the High Court Bar Complex, where once again the NIA notice to Mian Abdul Qayoom, Advocate and President of the Bar Association and his appearing before the NIA again on 14.08.2017 came up for discussion.
“All the members unanimously decided that since the NIA investigation and calling of Bar President to New Delhi, again, is aimed at to harass and humiliate the Bar leadership and the purpose behind registration of the criminal case and raiding of houses of pro-freedom leadership and their activists and dragging them to New Delhi, is to intimidate and threaten them so that they give up their support to the principled cause of people of Kashmir and their inalienable right of self-determination,” the statement said.
“Therefore, as a mark of protest, the Bar members shall observe strike on 14th of September, 2017, and continue the same till the President would return back from Delhi. It was also decided that the lawyers would meet again in the morning of 15th of September, 2017, in the High Court Bar room to discuss the issue further.”
Accordingly, the statement said, all the members of the Bar Association Srinagar and other District and Mufassil Bar Associations are requested to observe complete strike on 14th of September when the Bar President would be in New Delhi and continue the same till he returns back from Delhi. “They are also requested to assemble in the High Court Bar room in the morning of 15th of September, 2017, to discuss the issue further.”
In order to show their solidarity with the Bar President, it was also decided that the team of lawyers, which had accompanied Mian Qayoom to New Delhi on 7th September shall again accompany him to New Delhi and will remain with him till he returns home. “Any other lawyer interested to accompany the team is also welcomed,” the statement said.