Jethmalani to challenge Geelani's house arrest
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 4: The senior Supreme Court lawyer and legal luminary Ram Jethmalani today announced to challenge the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s continued house detention in the Supreme Court.
Terming Geelani’s house detention without any court order or administrative order as sheer violation of Constitution and law, Ram Jethmalani, according to a Hurriyat Conference (G) statement, said that he would file a writ petition against it in the Supreme Court.
“Ram Jethmalani, who is pleading the case of Hurriyat leader Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, arrived here to visit the site where Bhat was arrested in January 2011. He straightway came to Geelani’s Hyderpora residence from Srinagar Airport. Both the leaders had a threadbare discussion on the plight of Kashmiri detainees and nature of their cases,” said the Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar in a statement.
Geelani on the occasion also told the Supreme Court lawyer that he (Geelani) had not been allowed to offer Friday prayers after April 2012 and that he was not allowed to participate in the marriage ceremony of his grandson. “Though a case is going on in the High Court but the government does not file objections despite repeated court orders,” he said.
Geelani said the human rights violations and excesses on people would continue in Jammu Kashmir until the whole state was demilitarized.
Ram Jethmalani revealed that he actually belonged to Sindh, Pakistan, and practiced law in Karachi before 1947.
Mentioning about his relations with the noted legal luminary of Pakistan, A K Borohi, Jethmalani claimed that during the formulation of Pakistan’s first Constitution he (Bohori) would often seek his (Jethmalani’s) suggestions over phone. “My fingerprints are there on the Pakistan’s Constitution,” he quoted Jethmalani as saying.
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