New Kashmir Bar chief vows to ‘fight for freedom’ of Jammu & Kashmir

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Srinagar: The recently elected president of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, who took oath today, reiterated ‘the pledge of the lawyers’ body to fight for the freedom of the state’, a spokesman said here.
Z A Qureshi, President, Vice President Aijaz Bedar, General Secretary Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Joint Secretary Shabir Ahmad Bhat and Treasurer Bilal Ahmad Wani took oath during the ceremony held at the Sadder Court premises this afternoon.
The ceremony was attended by the lawyers from the High Court as well as the Sadder Court Srinagar.
After the conclusion of the oath ceremony the outgoing president Main Abdul Qayoom addressed the gathering of the advocates.
Both Qayoom and Qureshi reiterated that the Bar Association is committed for fighting the cause of the ‘freedom which is also the part of the constitution of the lawyers’ body’ and to work for upholding the Human Right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir before every available forum, he said.
Immediacy after the oath ceremony was concluded the new elected body of the J&K High Court Bar Association Srinagar conveyed a meeting to discuss the issues concerning the Bar and with vote of thanks to all the voters concluded its first meeting.
“It was brought to the notice of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association that Hurriyat leaders Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Shabir Ahmad Shah were not allowed to move to Bandipora and one of the leaders Shabir Ahmad Dar was arrested and at present lodged in Sopore Police Station,” he said.
“Bar Association condemns this act on the part of the government because it is right of every citizen to move and propagate,” he said.
KDNN

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