J&K High Court Bar Association (HCBA), at a meeting of its executive committee held here today, discussed at length the judgment delivered by the Supreme Court on December 16, relating to SARFAESI Act and decided to constitute a committee to examine the matter in detail and suggest future course of action.
"Various aspects of the judgment were looked at. Having regard to the likely implications of the judgment on the sovereign status of the state and its impact, it was felt that a committee of senior members of the Bar Association be constituted to examine the matter in detail and to suggest future course of action, if so warranted. The Bar also felt that in view of present legal position, issues, which are in essence political in nature, should be left out to be decided by the people in a democratic manner rather than by the Courts," a Bar spokesman said in a statement.
He urged public thinkers, intellectuals, political workers, etc. to express their views in the context of Kashmir struggle, with reference to this judgment so as to make the people aware of its implications.
"The members also expressed their concern to an unhealthy, politically motivated, growing trend, evident during last couple of years, indicating that the issue concerning the sovereignty of Kashmir, are now being pushed into the Courts for adjudication, which trend has to be defeated by the people," the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, the executive committee has decided to support the strike call given by the Joint Resistance Camp for Friday, the 23rd of December, 2016, against the grant of domicile certificates to Pakistani refugees.