SRINAGAR, JUNE 22: The Civil Society for Justice and Development (CSJD) an amalgamation of various organizations, activists, journalists, writers, businessmen based in Jammu and Kashmir hosted a conversation and Iftaar party for India’s noted advocate and President South Asian Minority Lawyers Association (SAMLA) Mehmood Pracha, at Hotel Streams Dal Lake Srinagar. Besides some members of CSJD, dozens of guests representing different walks of life attended the conversation.
Advocate Pracha was accompanied by his better half Ms Sabiya and Delhi based young advocate Raies-ul-Haq Sikander.
Pracha besides being a social activist is a pioneering expert of Outerspace law. He has been member of the International Institute of Space Law and European Centre for space Law. He is also legal advisor to National Commission for Women.
During the conversation on the occasion, Mr. Pracha said there is high need to shoulder meaningful responsibility by addressing the judicial aspect of a political problem that has been long skirted in Kashmir. He said it is difficult to trivialize the tragedies in any way, particularly for the family members of the victims. The grief of loss of family members is multiplied by the manner in which the deaths took place, further compounded by the abject denial of justice.
Mr Pracha discussed the issue of Triple Talaq, food safety, environment and women issues at length during the session. He also threw light on the important issues and concerns facing Indian Muslim community and problem of fake indictment by law end security enforcing agencies of the State.
“I greet the people of the Kashmir on the holy month of Ramadan. Today’s Iftar was thrown by the CSJD and I thank its members for felicitating me. On this occasion, I pray that everyone in Kashmir lives in peace and harmony and Kashmir develops,” said Pracha.
The occasion was graced by renowned and respected personalities of the society like Abdul Rashid Hanjura (Social Activist and Advocate), Sheikh Ghulam Rasool (Founder RTI Movement), Rameez Makhdomi (Journalist) Tauseef Mir (Entrepreneur & Activist) Mushtaq ul Haq Sikandar (Writer-Activist) Farooq Ahmad Faktoo (Educationist) Bilal Bashir Bhat (Journalist-Activist) Badar Bashir (Student) and besides other members of CSJD.
Also the members of the media fraternity and prominent citizens like Farzana Mumtaz, Manzoor ul Haq, Mushafiq Sultan, Khair ul Nisa, Kousar Jan, Kaiser Mir, Sheezan Kawoosa and Aqeel Kawoosa also participated and interacted with Mehmood Pracha