HCBA worried

Srinagar: The J&K Bar Association on Thursday expressed their deep anguish and worry about the health condition of its president Mian Abdul Qayoom.
He along with dozens of people including politicians, lawyers and businessmen were arrested on the eve of August 5 when the government of Indi abrogated Article 370. Since then, he along with many others were shifted and lodged in jails outside Jammu and Kashmir. On Wednesday, the veteran lawyer had companied of chest pain and was shifted to a hospital in Agra.
According to a statement issued by the lawyers’ body in Srinagar, it said that an extraordinary meeting led by the vice president discussed the deteriorating health of its president.
It said that Qayoom was shifted to a local hospital for treatment where the facilities are “inadequate”.
“All the members of the Bar Association who were present in the meeting, expressed their anguish and worry about his health condition,” it added.
“Realizing that the members were agitating and were forceful in their statements as to how their president is being dealt with, it was considered appropriate that in view of the case relating to the release of the president, it is to come up today before the High Court for final hearing,” it said.
The lawyers, according to the handout said, were urged to wait till the hearing of the case takes place.
“It was also decided that in the event the case is not heard for any reason whatsoever, another meeting will be held immediately thereafter and the decision of the Bar Association will be notified,” it said.

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