‘Bar Association Won’t Provide Legal Aid To Accused’

Srinagar, Jan 3: Acid attack on a woman at Parraypora area of Srinagar on Wednesday has come in for severe condemnation from various political, religious and social organizations, cutting across ideological lines and stands. They demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits to stop occurrence of such heinous crimes in future.
The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, who is presently in New Delhi, expressed shock and outrage over the assault, demanding stringent action against the culprits. Terming the act as un-Islamic and heinous, Geelani said in a civilized society there is no place for such barbaric acts.
Extending sympathy with the affected family, Geelani said: “I am deeply grieved over the incident and for me this has proved very painful.”
Condemning the attack, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said: “There no room for such heinous crimes in any civilized society. All the people in general and religious organizations, Ulema and intellectuals should come forward to fight against such crimes and make every effort to ensure that no violation of human and moral values is done in the society.”
Malik also called upon the parents to impart moral and religious education to their children. He demanded harshest punishment to the culprits involved in the Wednesday’s acid attack on the young girl.
Expressing sympathy with victim and her family, Malik said this inhuman act by the goons has hurt the feelings all people.
The J&K High Court Bar Association, at a meeting of its executive committee today, strongly condemned the attack, appealing the Mohalla Committees and the Imam of Masajid to be vigilant and educate the people about the behavior of youth who are roaming around coaching centres across Kashmir.
“The Bar has decided that the accused persons will not be provided any legal aid. However all the legal aid will be provided to the victim so that the real culprits are punished in accordance with law,” said a spokesman of the Association in a statement today.
Expressing its deep anguish over the shameful incident, Jamaat-e-Islami J&K demanded stern action the criminals. “They should be made liable to such a harsh punishment which can prove a permanent deterrent for all vicious and wicked elements in future,” said a spokesman of the Jama’at in a statement today, adding that “Furthermore, for safeguarding the society from such moral degradation, the common people should act as moral police instead of becoming mute spectators.”
Hurriyat Conference (M), while condemning the attack, demanded that the culprits involved in this inhuman and shameful act should be handed down severe and exemplary punishment.
In a statement today, a spokesman of the Hurriyat said: “Our new generation cannot be saved from moral degeneration and devastation until effective measures are taken to stop increasing moral waywardness, obscenity and nudity in the society. Parents, teachers, Ulema have a bigger role to play in saving our younger generation from falling into morass of moral degeneration and corruption.”
Strongly condemning the incident, the CPI (M) State Secretary Muhammad Yousf Tarigami has said the incident should be taken as a wake- up call for the government and the society.
“This incident should not be taken in isolation but it reflects the state of crime against women in Kashmir. The police should not take this case causally instead complete the investigations without delay and make them foolproof so that the culprits do not escape because of poor investigations,” Tarigami said in a statement today.
He said the guilty deserve harshest punishment so that it acts as a deterrent for such incidents in future. Condemning the attack, the Regal Chowk Traders Association has demanded a stern and immediate punishment to the perpetrators.
“The area where this shameful incident has taken place has become vulnerable due to mushrooming tuition and coaching centers. In addition there are numerous private hostels where boys and girls from far flung areas, studying in these centers, stay. We should stand up and demand not only separate classes for boys and girls in these centers but a different timing as well. We should also press for separate hostels with valid registrations.” The Association has prayed for speedy recovery of the victim.
President Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress parliamentary constituency, Srinagar Budgam and Ganderbal, Sheikh Aamir Rasool today condemned attack, saying that such violence and criminality needs not only to be condemned but calls for government’s most urgent attention.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 3 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 3 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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