Jammu Bandh today, lawyers’ strike enters day 7

GJ Report
Jammu, Apr 10: While the Bar Association of Jammu have given a day long bandh call for Wednesday, the lawyers strike has entered the seventh consecutive day here.
The work in all the courts, Revenue Courts , Tribunals and Commissions including the High Court remained paralyzed continuously on seventh day also while the members of the Bar Association of Jammu staged protest Dharna in the District Court Complex in support of their demands.
The leadership of Vishav Hindu Parishad also attended the Dharna and supported the demands raised by the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu vis-à-vis the Call of Jammu Bandh.
BAJ president B S Slathia, appealed to all the leaders of the Civil Society to make the Jammu Bandh a success, adding, “the people of Jammu have awakened for their rights and we should built pressure on the coalition Government for resolution of the genuine demands”.
Slathia further appealed to the Jammu people that they should keep in mind that during the Jammu Bandh no untoward incident should take place.
He cautioned that the people should remain vigilant and watch that no anti-national element should enter in the peaceful shutdown.
Meanwhile the Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday asked Jammu High Court Bar Association and other groups who are opposing Tribal issues- let’s have a dialogue to settle doubts.
In a programme organised by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation to discuss ‘Latest issues of tribal community ‘ the community members said nomads are already in trouble due to tremendous pressures on them .They are looking for help from all quarters purely on humanitarian grounds, to run their livelihood, the speakers said.
Tribal researcher, Dr Javaid Rahi appealed on behalf of the by the community leaders in reaction to and Bandh call given by Jammu High Court Bar Association alleging thereby that Gujjar-Bakerwal Community encroaching State land in the outskirts of Jammu .
The Gujjar community members termed such statement as obnoxious and expressed anguish over growing intolerance towards tribal community.
Dr Rahi stated that lets have a conversation on various issue to resolve doubts emerging among communities.
“Let us not think on communal lines. We the Gujjars and Dogras are brothers living together since centuries and such division is against the interest communities and the state,” he asserted.
However, transporters and other organisations have extended support to the bandh call.