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Kashmir lawyers boycott courts


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Srinagar: Lawyers in Kashmir Thursday boycotted courts for the day protesting the proposed amendment to the Ranbir Penal Code, special to Jammu and Kashmir, to provide immunity to the army during its operations in the state.

Work in the local courts remained suspended Thursday as members of the Kashmir bar association stayed away in daylong protest against Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s statement that the Criminal Procedure Code would be amended to provide immunity to the army during its anti-militancy operations in the state.

The protesting lawyers raised slogans for complete revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state.

After assembling inside the Saddar court complex adjacent to city centre Lal Chowk here, the lawyers tried to take out a protest march but police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed in strength prevented them from coming out of the court complex. (IANS)


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