Lawyers boycott courts, protest against NIA -
Lawyers boycott courts, protest against NIA
Posted 06 Sep 2017 03:20 PM

Lawyers associated with Kashmir High Court Bar Association today staged a protest against summoning of its president Mian Abdul Qayoom by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in terror funding case. The Bar members assembled outside High Court and chanted slogans against NIA. The protesting members were also holding banners displaying ‘attack on Mian Qayoom is an attack on judiciary’. Talking to reporters, senior Bar member and top lawyer, Advocate Zaffar Shah said that the summoning the Bar association president “is tantamount to the attack on the judiciary”. “NIA must visit Valley to question the JKBA president rather than summoning him to New Delhi,” he said. He said that the lawyers will continue to stay away from work until Qayoom returns “with dignity” to the Valley. “We feel that the (NIA) notice is not bona fide. It is the outcome of a design, of a conspiracy to lower down the credibility of our public men,” Zaffar said, adding that the NIA could have recorded the statement of Mian Qayoom in Srinagar as well.

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