Srinagar: Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Thursday pledged to pursue the case filed by it for the return of the mortal remains of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guroo with more vigor. Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru were hanged and buried inside New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984 and February 9, 2013 respectively.
In a statement, Bar also reiterated its demand of settling the Kashmir ‘dispute’ by India and Pakistan, in accordance with the wishes of the people of J&K State, as guaranteed to them by 28 UN Security Council Resolutions, which are awaiting implementation for the last 70 years, so that peace and tranquility was established in the sub-continent and the possibility of a nuclear war between the two countries avoided for all times to come.
In an executive committee meeting held here today, the members while paying rich tributes to Bhat and Guroo, reiterated the demand that their mortal remains be returned to the people of Kashmir, so that they are buried with due reverence, regard and respect in Mazar-i-shuhda, Srinagar. “The members also pledged to pursue the case filed by the Bar Association for the return of the mortal remains of the two martyrs with more vigor, so that the long pending desire and demand of the people of Kashmir is met with success,” the lawyers’ body said in a statement.
The Bar members also decided to support the programme devised by the pro-freedom leadership for 9 and 11 February and also decided to request its members to abstain from court work these days so as to make the programme a success, statement added.