High Court Bar Association Kashmir, Srinagar, on Saturday termed the decision of the authorities to disallow seminar at district court premises on the occasion of death anniversary as unfortunate.
Speaking in a general body meeting held here, BarAssociation president advocate Main Qayoom said it was first time ever thatHCBA was disallowed to hold a seminar at district court premises.
"Even though we were not permitted to organize the seminars,we have achieved the objective of the seminar by speaking about Jalil Andrabiand others, who have sacrificed their lives for the cause," Qayoom said whileaddressing lawyers' body's general body meeting convened to discuss the issue.
"Our success lies inour unity and steadfastness and we should work with honest and sincerity tillwe achieve our goal," he added.
Advocate Bashir Sidiq, in his speech said that denial ofpermission should challenge before High Court. However, Shabir Ahmad Badoo saidit should not be challenged because if the court passes any adverse order,then, "we will have to seek permission for such seminars in future."
Advocate Arshad Andrabi, Jalil Andrabi's brother, said thatthe denial of permission would "have an adverse effect on the relation ofthe Bar and Bench."
Advocate Noor Mohammad Bilal said that 'right to assembly'and 'right to speech' have been taken away in "clandestine manner" to deprive"us to remember our loved ones."
Advocate GN Shaheen said, "Bar Association should nottake the matter lightly."
Advocate Adul Aziz Teeli said "We must hold the seminarin next week and if we will not hold the seminar then we can't do anything andimpressed upon the date to be fixed in the meeting."
Advocate Tariq Jan said that Bar should act in a strategic manner and "there is no harm ifwe change the topic but we cannot stop organizing such seminars."