9 member team to be present in SC over hearing of Art 35-A, 370: Bar

9 member team to be present in SC over hearing of Art 35-A, 370: Bar
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Srinagar: J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar on Saturday said it has constituted a nine-member team who will remain present in the Supreme Court on February 27 and 28 over the hearing of Articles 35-A and 370 likely to come up for the consideration before the Court.

According to the statement, the members of the team included – M. A. Qayoom (President), Mohammad Ashraf Bhat (general secretary), Bilal Ahmad Wani (treasurer), Z. A. Shah (senior advocate), Z. A. Qureshi (senior advocate), Altaf Haqani (advocate), Shabir Ahmad Budoo (advocate), Nasir Ahmad Shalla (advocate) and Syed Musaib (advocate).

“In a meeting of the Executive Committee members held here on Saturday, it was stated that though the case is shown in the weekly list commencing from Feb 26 upto Feb 28, but as it has not been shown in the daily list issued for February 26, therefore it is expected to come up for hearing on 27th and/or 28th of February, 2019. The members of the team have accordingly been asked to remain present before the Supreme Court on the aforesaid two dates,” it reads.

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The Executive members also expressed concern over the detention of Mohammad Yasin Malik, chairman JKLF and more than 200 activists of Jamaat-i-Islami including Hamid Fayaz (Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami) and Zahid Ali ahead of the hearing of the case by the Supreme Court.

The Bar demanded that all those who have been “arbitrarily and illegally” arrested in police stations should be set.

The Bar also supported the shutdown call given by the pro-freedom leadership for February 24.