BAJ suspends work for two days against terror attack

 JAMMU, Feb 12 (JNF): Bar Association of Jammu (BAJ) today suspended work for two days against the attack on Sunjawan Army Camp and raising of Pakistan Zindabad slogans by the ex-Speaker and NC MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone.

HCBA asked the state as well as the central government to take stern action against anti-national forces as well as against the neighbouring country Pakistan to prevent it from repeating similar acts in future. On the call of the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, the lawyers abstained from working in the High Court & Subordinate Courts in Jammu today on February 12 in protest against the terrorist attack on Sunjwan Army camp.

Lawyers took out procession in the court premises raising slogans against Pakistan and the anti-national forces responsible for the attack. The protest was led by the President of the Bar Senior  Advocate Bhupinder Singh Salathia, and other office bearers of the Bar namely Sachin Gupta, Adv, Vice President, Prem N. Sadotra, Adv. General Secretary, Himanshu Sharma, Adv, Joint Secretary & Chetan Misri, Adv. Treasurer.

Speaking on the occasion Senior Advocate Bhupinder Singh Salathia strongly condemned Pakistan for carrying on the policy of enmity against India and harbouring terrorists on its soil and using them to threaten life of the people & -security forces in our State. Pakistan, who has failed to provide democracy and development to its people, has no business to disturb our peace in the State.

He strongly condemned the role of National Conference Legislature & former Minister Mohammed Akbar Lone for raising pro-Pakistan slogans inside the Assembly on the day when terrorists from Pakistan were killing innocent citizens and Army personnel inside the Sunjwan Army Camp at Jammu. Salathia appreciated the role of leadership of the party to distance itself from the conduct of the said legislator in raising pro- Pakistan slogans in the Assembly but at the same time strongly urged NC leadership to immediately withdraw the said legislator from the Assembly seat.

J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu has taken a very serious view of the failure of the present coalition Government of Jammu & Kashmir in saving the lives and liberty of the people and security forces working in the State. People on the borders & LOC, have suffered in the form of loss of lives of human being, cattle and destruction of the homes because of firing from Pakistan .

There have been repeated terrorist attacks on the Army and police in the State & Government has failed to completely check the perpetrators of such attacks. Shockingly, the State Government facilitated lodging of FIR against the Army personnel who were forced to resort to firing in self defense when they were suddenly attacked by stooges of terrorists in the Valley . How the forces, particularly the Army, can be expected to work for maintaining security of the State when the Government also becomes hostile towards it.

Bar Association has also taken a serious view of the fact that the attack on the Sunjwan Army camp in the heart of Jammu city was not possible without support of some sleeper cells, besides the Rohingyas in the ‘vicinity of Army camp. The Government has facilitated such elements to make their foot hold in the Jammu city and it is sure to pose a serious threat to the security of people in capital city of Jammu in future also.

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