FIR against lawyers on Afzal Guru anniversary protest

FIR against lawyers on Afzal Guru anniversary protest
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‘Had pasted posters of Guru, Maqbool Bhat, Bhagat Singh, Shukhdev in Srinagar court complex’

Srinagar: Police has registered an FIR against some lawyers for participating in protests on the anniversary of Afzal Guru on Feb 9.
The “open” FIR has been registered at police station Batmaloo on grounds that “some lawyers and their agents” pasted posters with pictures of Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat, Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru in the premises of district court Srinagar.
The posters described Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat as heroes of Kashmir while Bhagat Singh, Sukh Dev and Rajguru were described as ‘heroes’ of Hindustan.
The FIR further states that, “these lawyers and their agents have pasted posters of Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru and other terrorists to create a wedge between state of Jammu and Kashmir and Hindustan (India). The said actions have hurted national interests. So in view of these unlawful actions an offence under section 13 UL (Unlawful Activities) Act is registered.”
However, some lawyers who spoke to Kashmir Reader said that there was nothing wrong in holding a “peaceful protest”.
“We have every right to raise our voices in peaceful manner. It is the state tactics to suppress genuine voices, the more they will do it, the more it will be resisted,” the lawyers said.

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