Lawyers Suspend Work Against Colleague’s Arrest in IOK

Srinagar, May 16 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the lawyers associated with High Court Bar Association suspended work at courts against the arrest of a fraternity member. According to media sources, the HCBA General Secretary, G N Shaheen told media in Srinagar that the lawyer, Shabbir Ahmed Bukhari, was called on telephone by IGP Kashmir to present himself before him on Saturday (May 12). “The advocate voluntarily presented himself before the police authorities and since then his whereabouts are not known and is missing in custody, which has forced the lawyers to go for the protest strike demanding his immediate release,” he added. Describing the arrest of Shabbir Ahmed Bukhari as unwarranted, illegal and an assault on the judiciary and lawyers, the HCBA demanded his immediate release. It said Bukhari is a human rights defender and his arrest seems an interruption in due discharge of the professional duties, besides the assault on freedom of judiciary. The HCBA also condemned repeated assaults and aggression on the students of Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora in Pulwama by the Indian forces inside the campus. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement in Srinagar condemned the arrest of advocate Shabbir Ahmed Bukhari, terming it highly deplorable. “The lawyer was called by police and put into jail which is highly deplorable,” he said. KASHMIR VOICE
Lawyers Suspend Work Against Colleague’s Arrest in IOK

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