Jammu Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has expressed serious concern over disallowing Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) to hold a Seerat Conference today at Hyderpora here by the police, terming it highly condemnable.
"Everywhere in the world, the Muslims are allowed to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) on 12 th of Rabbi-ul-awal of every Hijri calendar, but it is only in Kashmir that the forces and their masters have not allowed the holding of such a conference at Hyderpora here which is a direct interference in the religious affairs of the people of Kashmir," a spokesman of the HCBA, in a statement today, appealing to the world community, more particularly the Muslim Ummah to take notice of these events in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the executive committee members of the Bar Association had a meeting with a group of "Concerned Citizen Collective" at Taj Hotel here. The group comprised Tapan Bose, Dinash Mohan, Navsharan Singh, Harsh Mander and Pamela Philipose.
"The executive committee members explained to the group the historical background of the Kashmir problem and the reign of terror let loose by forces in Kashmir in which during the past five months more than 100 civilians have been killed, 1155 blinded, more than 22,000 injured and more than 12000 arrested and detained in the police station and interrogation centres," HCBA spokesperson said in a statement.