Civil society protests in J&K over Bhushan attack

Several civil society members staged a demonstration to protest against the attack on senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2011, 21:11 PM IST

Srinagar: Several civil society members
staged a demonstration here on Thursday to protest against the
attack on senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Led by Sheikh Abdul Rashid, MLA from Langate in North
Kashmir, dozens of civil society members, including lawyers
and activists, staged a sit-in at Press Enclave in the city.

Bhushan was yesterday assaulted by three youths belonging
to a right-wing group for his advocacy of plebiscite in Jammu
and Kashmir.

"We have gathered here to lodge our strong protest
against the brutal attack on Bhushan," Rashid said, adding "We
need to rise above political affiliations and raise our voice
against this barbaric, disgusting and gruesome act aimed at
curbing the freedom of expression."

"If they are not ready to hear their intellectuals,
how can they reach out to the people of Kashmir," Rashid
asked.

PTI