J&K High Court Bar Association observes 13th July as Working Day
By Darvinder Singh On 14 Jul, 2018 At 06:52 AM | Categorized As Home Slide Show, J&K | With 0 Comments

PCI:The Jammu High Court Bar Association (JHBA) on Friday staged a demonstration demanding the abolishment of the Martyrs’ Day holiday.
The JHBA lawyers organised a free legal consultancy camp at the High Court Complex here in defiance of the State Holiday. The lawyers held black banners reading No Martyr’s Day, ‘Not our holiday’ and ‘It is Our Working Day’.
On this day, the J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu organised a free legal consultancy camp wherein large number of litigant public from different parts of Jammu region participated and sought free legal consultation from various members of Bar Association in the J&K High Court premises.
The litigant public thankfully acknowledged the gesture of rendering free legal consultation by the members of the Association.
Speaking on the occasion, B.S Slathia, Senior Advocate and President of J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu said that the incident of 13th July, 1931 has not been presented in its right perspective and is a complete distortion of facts.
“An intentional attempt was made on this day in 1931 by some communal elements at the behest of Britishers to scare away Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir valley on the pretext of a conspiracy against the then Maharaja who had spoken for Independence of India in the round table conference held at London. It was this action of State against such elements who were involved in arson and looting of the houses and shops of the peace loving people of minority community, that some people were killed,” he added.
Terming such persons as martyrs who indulge in violence in pursuance of communal mindset, Slathia said it’s against the principles of communal harmony and unity of the State and country and it’s unacceptable.
Slathia stressed on coexistence of all irrespective of their caste, creed or religion in State with equal rights. The decision of the State Government, which is also doubtful, to declare 13th July as holiday doesn’t represent the correct facts as well as sentiments of the entire population of the State. He appealed to the Governor, N.N Vohra to declare 13th July as Working Day for future and assuage the hurt feelings of larger section of the society in the State.
Slathia also paid rich tributes to comrade Dhanwantri on his 65th death anniversary. He termed Dhanwantri as great freedom fighter hailing from Kali Jani, Jammu, J&K who fought for independence of the country risking his life and liberty in the companionship of Shaheed-e-Aazam Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Raj Guru, Chander Shekhar Azad and others.
Comrade Dhanwantri was sentenced to imprisonment and lodged in Kaala Pani Jail in Port Blair where due to lack of medical facilities his health deteriorated. During forties when he was released he made great contribution in awakening the society.
Among others who were present include Sachin Gupta, Vice President, Prem Sadotra, General Secretary, Chetan Misri, Treasurer, Daljeet Singh Manhas (President YLA), Pardeep Majotra (Vice President YLA), H.C Jalmeria, Ravinder Sharma, Pawan Mani, C.M Sharma, Minu Koul, Bharat Singh Jamwal, B.L Bhat, Jai Kumar Bhat, P.S Parmar, Rajesh Thappa, Ashwani Kumar, M.P Singh (Palli), Ajay Singh Kotwal, Dewakar Sharma, Monish Chopra, Baldev Singh, Umesh Sharma, Anil Khajuria, Gourav Jamwal, Vikas Pankaj, Sumeshwar Kohli, Surjeet Singh Andotra, Rohit Bhagat, Arvind Jalmeria, Ajay Kumar, Bhanu Bandral, Varun Kotwal, Shristi Paul Mengi, Kamal Magotra, Rahul Sadotra, Nitin Bakashi, Arjun Singh Manhas, Vishal Tandon and Kunal Kohli.

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