Bar grieved over loss of lives in Mughal road accident

Bar grieved over loss of lives in Mughal road accident

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Srinagar Friday expressed grief over the killing of 11 students including nine girl students and injuring of seven others in Mughal road accident.
In a statement, the Bar while praying to Allah to rest the departed souls in peace and give courage and fortitude to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss, also prayed for the early recovery of those who have been injured in the accident and have been admitted in the hospitals for treatment.
It further said: In an Executive Committee meeting, the Bar members expressed their serous concern over the growth of liquor sales, through illegally run shops in the State of JK and demanded that there should be a complete ban on the production, import and sale of liquor, which is mother of all the sins, as has been done in the States of Gujrat, Kerala, Bihar, Nagaland etc. despite the fact that the sale of liquor in those States was contributing much more to the State exchequer than what is being collected in the State of JK by way of liquor revenue.
It was also stated that at a time when the government as well as the conscious members of the civil society have voiced their concern against the sharp rise in drug abuse across the state and have stated that there should be a well thought-out strategy on multiple fronts to deal with the drug menace, the framing of a new policy for opening of new wine shops in the state and the appreciation for growth in the sale of liquor is in contradiction to the same and it is bound to have disastrous consequences on the young generation which should be a cause of concern for every one of us.
“The Bar members also expressed their serious concern over the treatment meted out to the detainees/undertrial prisoners/convicts lodged in the jails inside and outside the State of JK,” the statement said, adding: “They have the right to food, medical care, clothing, decent environment and protection to their cultural heritage and to pollution free water and air and access to justice which cannot be denied to them on flimsy or artificial grounds or reasons.”