Published: June 27, 2020 10:36:57 am
Senior advocate and former president of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, B S Slathia, who had at all times been within the forefront of just about all of the pro-Jammu agitations, handed away at PGI Chandigarh on Saturday morning. He was 70.
Slathia is survived by his spouse, two daughters and a son. His physique is more likely to attain Jammu later at present.
Three-time president of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Slathia was thought of near former chief minister and senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad, however had been one of many outstanding faces main the 2018 Amarnath land row agitation in Jammu even when the Azad was heading the Congress-PDP coalition authorities within the state.
Slathia had additionally spearheaded agitations searching for an AIIMS in Jammu, a vacation on the beginning anniversary of the final Dogra ruler of the erstwhile state Maharaja Hari Singh, and a CBI enquiry into the gangrape and homicide of an eight-year-old lady in Kathua.
The information got here as a shock to the lawyer fraternity, with many expressing grief over it.
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