The Hubli Bar Association, has passed a resolution on Saturday, February 15, deciding that none of it's members would appear for the three students from Kashmir, arrested on Sedition charges, for allegedly raising Pakistan Zindabad slogans and posting the video on social media.
The three accused, who are studying Engineering in a city college were arrested on Sunday and produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, the court remanded the accused charged for sedition, to judicial custody till March 2.
General Secretary of Bar Association, Guru F Hiremath said;
"The resolution was passed unanimously by all the members present."
The association has around 1600 members. As per the resolution the accused have indulged in anti-national activities and thus it is decided that no advocate will appear for them.
Recently, the Mysuru Bar Association had also passed a similar resolution, asking all its members not to appear for accused Nalini Balakumar, charged for sedition, under section, 124A of the Indian Penal Code, for holding a Free Kashmir, placard during a protest. As the news of the resolution spread, around 170 advocates from across the state had filed vakalat for Nalini. She was later granted anticipatory bail by the sessions court.
The students of a private engineering college, were arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir.
Groups of people on Monday raised slogans inside the court complex where the accused were produced by the police for remand.
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