Bar supports poll boycott

Bar supports poll boycott

Srinagar: Throwing its weight behind pro-freedom camp against the boycott of upcoming parliamentary by polls, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on Wednesday urged people to observe complete shutdown on polling days.
Reiterating that the only solution to “Kashmir problem” is holding a plebiscite in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the HCBA said holding of Assembly or parliamentary elections in the state cannot substitute for plebiscite as has been guaranteed by the UN Security Council Resolutions dated March 30, 1951.
“The only solution to the Kashmir problem is the holding of plebiscite in the State under the auspices of United Nations and for that purpose India and Pakistan should pull back their forces from the State so that the plebiscite is held in a fair and impartial manner,” HCBA general secretary Bashir Sidiq said.
Supporting the joint resistance leadership’s call to boycott the by polls, scheduled on April 9 and 12, in Srinagar and Anantnag constituencies respectively, the HCBA added any participation of people in any election, is later “misrepresented”. “The world community is misled by making them believe that the people having participated in the elections as an endorsement to Indian claim on Kashmir,” he said.

One Response to "Bar supports poll boycott"

  1. SKChadha   April 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Will any body enlighten as to why there is no elected body which represent the “Bar Council of J&K”? Why there should not be directions of Supreme Court, J&K High Court or Union of India to issue notification/ order declaring that J&K shall have elected Bar Council of J&K as is applicable in all other states of the country?

    This is one more example about how Jokers of valley have chosen to swallow more then what it can chew under Article 370 …… ?