Bar suspends strike
Srinagar, Nov 8: After 125 days of continuous strike from court work, the Kashmir Bar Association Monday suspended their strike till November 25. The Bar was on strike in support of the demand for the release of its president Mian Abdul Qayoom and general secretary G N Shaheen.
An executive member of the Association on condition of anonymity said in view of the public interest and the inconvenience faced by under trials, the Bar Association suspended the strike today. “However, Hurriyat calendar will be strictly followed,” he said. Bar held a meeting of its executive body members here in Saddar Court complex and took the decision.
“Before reaching the consensus over suspension of strike we considered the Hurriyat calendar as well as the change in the mood of the public on continuous strikes,” he said. He said lawyers would start their work from Tuesday. However, on strike days called by Hurriyat, courts would remain closed, he said. Bar Association is scheduled to meet on Nov 25 to decide about the future programme, he said.
The future programme would depend on the outcome of the detention cases which are listed before the High Court in this week against Qayoom and Shaheen, he said.
Kashmir Bar Association went for strike on July 7 as a mark of protest against the “undemocratic and unconstitutional arrest” of Qayoom. Lawyers suspended court work in High Court and all subordinate courts of Kashmir in support of the demand of his release. However, strike was prolonged after Bar general secretary G N Shaheen and Advocate Muhammad Shafi Reshi were also detained under Public Safety Act.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 8 Nov 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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