August 3, 2019
Expressing anguish against the decision of the Executive body of Jammu Bar Association with regard to the suspension of two eminent Members of the Bar who favours retaining of Article 35 A, large number of members of BAJ today held a silent and peaceful protest at High Court Complex, Janipur.
They vehemently protest the suspension of two eminent Members of the Bar which includes Senior Advocate and Former Bar President A.V. Gupta and Former Senior AAG S.C. Gupta over their stance of strengthening and retention of Article 35-A.
Several Advocates under the Chairmanship of Advocate Jameel Ahmed Kazmi Former Vice-President of Jammu Bar and Former AAG assembled with their mouths covered with black strips symbolizing assault on their freedom of speech and expression and with the placards in their hands demanding immediate revocation of the suspension of two eminent lawyers who had expressed their personal views on the strengthening and retention of Article 35-A.
Before holding the silent and peaceful protest, the members of the Bar assembled in Justice Vinod Gupta Bar Hall at High Court Complex, Jammu and held a meeting for expressing solidarity with two senior members of the Bar who were suspended for expressing their personal views on Article 35-A.