Thursday, November 11, 2010


Srinagar Nov 11 (Only Kashmir): Lawyers in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday returned to work after 125-days of strike in protest against the detention of president and other two members of High Court Bar Association by state administration under Public Safety Act.
The bar association Monday announced to suspend the strike till November 25 but declared to follow the shutdown called by Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani under amalgam’s “Quit Kashmir Campaign.”
The lawyers were seen serving their clients immediately and were seen moving from one court to another armed with files in a bid to recover the time lost. Similar reports were received from district courts also including Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Budgam and Islamabad.
The lawyers were on strike in support of the demand for the release of its president advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom, general secretary G N Shaheen and Mohammad Shafi Reshi.
The sudden bar decision came in view of public interest and the inconvenience faced by under trial, sources in the association, said.
The lawyer’s body has convened another meeting on November 25 to decide future course of action. However, it has already decided to strictly follow the strike protest by Syed Ali Shah Geelani led Hurriyat Conference. The amalgam has already called for strike on next Thursday, Saturday and Monday.
The lawyers went on strike from July 7 last as a mark of protest against the “unconstitutional arrest” of Qayoom under PSA.
Later, state administration arrested two more lawyers of the bar association general secretary Ghulam Nabi Shaheen and member Mohammad Shafi Reshi.
Pertinently, during the strike period, lawyers, however, continued to plead cases of those arrested on charges of stone pelting and others arrested under PSA.


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