Jammu and Kashmir HC lawyers protest against Bipin Rawat’s remarks

Lawyers affiliated to Kashmir High Court Bar Association stayed away from work, terming Rawat's remarks as "inhuman and barbaric"

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:May 31, 2017 1:13 am

Work in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here was affected today as lawyers abstained to protest the recent remarks of Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat in the context of a Major using a man as a human shield against stone pelters last month.

Lawyers affiliated to Kashmir High Court Bar Association stayed away from work, terming Rawat’s remarks as “inhuman and barbaric”.

In a statement, the association said Rawat’s comments will give a “licence” to the armed forces to “humiliate, torture, kill, maim and blind the innocent people of Kashmir.”

Rawat had stoutly defended Major Leetul Gogoi for using a man as a human shield against stone pelters in Budgam district of Kashmir on April 9, saying the army is facing a “dirty war” in Jammu and Kashmir which has to be fought through “innovative” ways.

The bar association alleged that image of the army is at its “lowest ebb” and “If there was anything left, that gap has been filled by Major (Leetul) Gogoi by tying an innocent civilian to an army jeep and by parading him from village to village and also by the army chief by awarding him for his innovative method.”

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    Raaj Jain
    Jun 6, 2017 at 6:59 pm
    surprising Bar ocaition of Kashmir have termed stone pelters as innocent, how can innocent persons greviously hurt Army Jawans. When Army Officer is hurt all political parties talk about civil liberties of stone pelters and tied to jeep when caught red handed are protected by Human Right commission sees red. Intellectuals like Partho Chatterji cooment on the issue that is out of their thinking ambit, I am reminded of famous Hindi Idiom ( Padh path Pothi pandit bhaye Payo na mati Gyan) . Translated in english it means that after reading books after books a man can become scholar but will not learn the common sense civic knowledge. Kudous to learned and itellegent Partho Chatterji only solution is that he should be striped of Indian citizenship and exported to stan so that he can support religious fanatics. To day secularism means anti national and pro stone pelters. They are enemies of Humanity. Raaj Jain
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