‘Abhaya’ Ban:Refrain from imposing your will, Bar tells DPS Athwajan

June 20, 2016 STATE 403 Views

Strongly condemning the ban on Abhaya inside the DPS Athwajan campus, the Bar termed the order of dismissal as an act of victimization, as also an interference with the religious affairs of the teacher. “Bar makes it clear that no man-made rule can supersede a divine injunction, and any one finding himself/herself bound by his/her personal law, cannot be terminated from services, for wearing an Islamic Dress,” the statement said.
“The Bar Association wants to remind the DPS authorities that such acts of communal nature, have never succeeded in the past and will never succeed in future, but will have far reaching consequences and it is as such, better for the authorities, to refrain from imposing their own Will on a religiously minded person,” the statement added.
The Bar Association also condemned the unlawful as well as wrongful detention of two Kashmiri girls, by the police at IGI Airport, who were returning for home from Bangladesh, only because one of them was carrying a bag that had a label with “bomb” written on it.
“Even though two girls were later released, but the whereabouts of other two girls, being still not known and their family members having not also been informed as to where they have been taken/kept, therefore, the Bar Association demands that the two girls be set free forthwith and allowed to go home, without any further humiliation and mental torture,” the statement said.
The Lawyers’ body also condemned the beating and injuring of more than 07 girl students by the Warden of Gujjar & Bakerwal Girls Hostel, at Rajbagh Srinagar, who had refused to clean the residential room of the warden.
The Bar Association wants to make it clear to the warden that it was not obligatory for them to clean her room, as they were students and have to concentrate only on their studies.
“Asking a student to clean her room and on her refusal to do so, did not authorize or empower the warden to beat them to such an extent that 16 of them got injured and had to be admitted in the hospital. The Bar Association wants that immediate action against the warden be taken and she be also removed from the post as it will be no more advisable to keep her posted in the Gujjar and Bakerwal hostel.”

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