SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar Monday welcomed the joint statement of first six nation speakers’ conference calling for settlement of Kashmir issue according to the United Nations resolutions.
At the end of the conference held at Islamabad, speakers issued a statement saying: for a durable peace in South Asia, it was incumbent, both for India and Pakistan, to settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions, which guarantee the right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir.”
“The Bar also appreciates the stand taken by the representatives from Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the joint statement by reiterating their earlier stand on the issue of Palestine and in rejecting the Donald Trump’s decision to shift US Embassy in Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, as unacceptable, as it was contrary to UNSC Resolution of 1980, and was going to alter the position obtaining in the Middle East, which was going to give rise to further violence in the region,” spokesman of the Bar said in a statement.
Bar also described the tabling of Muslim women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, before the Indian Parliament in the next week absolutely unjustified and terms the same as an interference with the religious affairs, beliefs of the Muslims and also an affront to the Muslim Personal Law, ‘because the bill criminalizes the practice of instant divorce and makes the practice of “Triple Talaq”, a punishable offence, which is absolutely against Shariah.’
“Bar also condemns the thrashing of a youth by the army personnel at Khrew, Pampore, who was taking his mother to a hospital in a car. He was stopped and beaten without any reason, and when his uncle tried to intervene, he too was beaten ruthlessly by the forces,” they said.