The Kashmir high court bar association rejected Rs 50 lakh from the Prime Minister’s relief package sanctioned for the bar library, an Association spokesman said.
Accepting any relief package from the Prime Minister was contrary to the bar association’s previous resolutions and its stand on the issue of Kashmir, he said.
In the September 2014 floods, the high court bar library was completely washed away and there is a need to rebuild it for the junior members of the association, he said.
“When Mohammad Qasim, Mohammad Shafi Sharieti, Ghulam Qadir, Bhat, Tarfiq Ahmad Dar, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, SAR Geelani and hundreds of other Kashmiris were languishing in jails and even (JNU students) Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid were held for supporting the cause of people of Kashmir, accepting any package from Prime Minister of India for high court bar library was immoral and unethical and against the very stand of the bar association,” the spokesman said.
It was also stated that accepting any concession, in whatever form, from the Prime Minister or other departments of the government of India would against the cause for which a dozen of Bar members have given their lives, the spokesman said.