Aasiya Andrabi condemns assault on women
Asks Bar to extend legal aid to arrested youth
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 22: The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi has strongly condemned the assault on women and arrest of youth at Bemina and other areas by Police on Saturday. She has also urged the Bar to extend legal aid to arrested youth as a special case.
In a statement, Aasiya said during the crackdown at Nund Reshi Colony, the senior police officers including SSP Srinagar and SHO Batamaloo unleashed terror on the people. “The DSP Batamaloo, without any remorse assaulted women and snatched scarf from a teenage girl. Why should not we protest against this inhuman incident?,” she questioned.
Aasiya said the police launched a crackdown in Rainawari and other areas and arrested many youth. “The ongoing movement has frustrated the government. I want to maintain that even if jails are filled with teenagers, youth and old, they can’t crush the movement,” she said.
Aasiya prayed for speedy recovery of ailing Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani. She expressed concern over the deteriorating health of the High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom and asked for his immediate shifting to hospital. “If anything untoward happened to him (Mian Qayoom) authorities will be responsible for it” she said.
She asked the HCBA to extend legal aid to the youth and teenagers who have been arrested during the past 2-months.
In a statement, Aasiya said the Bar which is on strike in protest against the arrest of its president and general secretary should as a special case extend legal aid to the youth and teenagers.
“Hundreds of youth and teenagers are languishing in police stations and jails for want to legal aid. It is the responsibility of the Bar to extend legal aid to them on priority,” Aasiya said.
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