In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has con-demned the callous attitude of Additional Deputy Commissioner of Handwara for his habit of no work approach while exercising his powers as sub-registrar.
The HCBA spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Bar association in an extra ordinary meeting held under the chairmanship of advocate NA Ronga condemned the action of ADC of Handwara.
“He is also said to be in the habit of humiliating the lawyers and passing derogatory remarks against them.
The Bar Association condemns this callous attitude of ADC Handwara in strong words,” reads the statement.
It reads that the Bar Association extends its sup-port and solidarity to the Bar Association of Hand-wara and assures it that the matter would be agitated before the Chief Justice and Administrative Judge of the High Court in respect of the callous attitude of concerned Additional Deputy Commissioner.
Meanwhile, the Bar Association Handwara members have assembled for a nightlong sit-in be-fore Additional Deputy Commissioner office, de-manding an immediate suspension or transfer of the officer.’
More Bar members have poured in to join nightlong sit-in arranged by the association.
An Association member Advocate Riyaz Ahmad Shiekh said that that they have decided to go for an indefinite strike.
“He (ADC) has been highly discourteous and has resorted to an ill-approach towards the association members and general public alike, he said adding despite efforts made by every-one to make him understand the things understand about the difficulties faced out of his stubbornness, he however has been continuing with his uncalled for attitude.”
“We even overlooked the things that actually mattered for us, but it has turned out to be a mun-dane affair as the officer is not ready in any way to listen to grievances of the members or even the public”, he alleged adding However this time around, we have decided to put up a strong face against him as to make the administration act against him because the things are getting badly just because of his obstinate mental behavior.”—KMS