Bar to raise funds from members’ contribution
Srinagar: In addition to protest programmes it has been issuing at regular intervals, the resistance camp asked the government and private sector employees besides ‘resourceful persons’ to donate portion of their salaries and incomes towards local charity groups in their neighbourhoods.
In a statement, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik asked the mosque committees/community charity groups to identify the poor and those workers in their neighborhoods whose earnings have got affected by the “current wave of oppression” and distribute the donated money among them.
“It is the duty of people to stand with and for each other and help one another as much as we can during these trying times,” the statement said.
A few days ago, leading traders group Kashmir Economic Alliance’s chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar and Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Federation acting president Bashir Ahmad told a press conference that they will meet the cost of the treatment of pellet victims.
“Our hearts are broken on seeing our youth and children being made victims of lethal pellets. We will not leave them in the lurch,” they had said.
Kashmir lawyers’ largest organisation, the High Court Bar Association, has also decided to raise funds from contributions of its members to help those “who are in distress and have suffered during the past three weeks at the hands of brutal forces and need immediate help and assistance.”