Bar to inquire motive behind murder, share report with azadi camp
SRINAGAR: Lawyers on Monday stayed away from work over the killing of their colleague and former public prosecutor Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan by unidentified gunmen when he was returning home at Pinjoora Shopian after offering Isha prayers last evening.
The lawyers also decided to inquiry the motive behind Khan’s killing and share the result of investigation with pro-freedom leadership.
The decision to suspend the work was taken by the Kashmir High Court Bar Association at a meeting held on Monday morning.
At around noon, a delegation of District Bar Association Shopian headed by its Secretary and accompanied by other Office bearers called on the members of KHCBA. The delegation apprised the members of the KHCBA on the circumstances under which Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan was killed by unidentified gunmen on the night of April 16. They also informed that Khan was not associated with any political party and even though he had worked as Public Prosecutor in the Court of Sessions Judge Shopian for some time before 2014. They also stated that he was a “staunch supporter of the cause of people of Kashmir” as are depicted on face book posts.
The (KHCBA) told the delegation of Shopian Bar that they should constitute a team and enquire at their own level the causes and motive of killing of advocate Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan and in this regard also contact the pro-freedom leadership and apprise them about the result of their enquiry.”
While condoling Khan’s death, the members also prayed to Almighty Allah to rest his soul in peace and give courage and fortitude to bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, the Bar appealed to the human rights organizations of the world especially the international criminal court of justice (ICC) to take suo moto cognizance of the injuries inflicted on hundreds of students of almost all the educational institutions of the valley, who were peacefully protesting against the use of brute force by police and other Indian forces on the male and female students at degree college Pulwama on April 15.
The bar demanded action against all those who have been and are responsible in the killing, maiming and blinding of Kashmiri people since 1947 when Indian armed forces entered Kashmir against the wishes of the people and occupied its territory forcibly.