Jammu, Aug 10: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA), Jammu, on Monday decided to extend its strike till August 15 to make the BJP see reason so that it obtains an appropriate order from the Government of India on the establishment of AIIMS in Jammu. The decision was taken during the general body meeting in which all the speakers condemned the negative role of the state government. The meeting was held today and it lasted for four hours.
Number of senior members of JKHCBA, Jammu, spoke in the general house. Since the Bar Association is spearheading the agitation for demand of setting up of AIIMS in Jammu. During the meet, it was unanimously decided to start the chain hunger Strike on the high Court road, today onwards. The members of the Bar along with other constituents of AIIMS Coordination Committee shall sit on chain hunger strike.
Earlier, chairman of the AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) and president of JKHCBA Abhinav Sharma explained the circumstances under which the ACC suspended bandh and sought the views of members of the Bar Association on the future course of action the JKHCBA and ACC take to force the insensitive BJP-PDP government to honour its June 18 written commitment that a full-fledged AIIMS will be established in Jammu. He also condemned the PDP-BJP coalition government for using police force against the unarmed peaceful struggling people of Jammu and for not allowing the ACC members to hold dharna, coupled with chain hunger strike, on the High Court Road.