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Jammu lawyers abstain from work to protest terror attack

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

lawyers today abstained from judicial work and staged a protest against following the terror attack on an camp here on Saturday.

The strike was called by the Bar Association (JBA).

The JBA also took out a procession in the court's premises and shouted slogans against and anti- national forces responsible for the attack, an association said.

On Saturday, a group of (JeM) terrorists struck an camp at Sunjuwan along Jammu-Pathankote bypass, killing five soldiers and a civilian besides leaving 10 others including six women and children injured.

Three terrorists were also killed in the retaliatory action by the

The said that the association would continue its protesttomorrowas well.

"We strongly condemn for carrying on the policy of enmity against and harbouring terrorists on its soil and using them to threaten life of the people and security forces in the state," JBA B S Slathia said.

Slathia accused the of its "failure" in saving the lives and liberty of the people and security forces in the state.

He said the attack on the was not possible without the support of some sleeper cells.

"The government has facilitated such elements to make their foot hold in and it is sure to pose a serious threat to the security of people in the future also," Slathia said.

The JBA condemned the role of National Conference legislator Lone for raising pro- Pakistan slogans inside the assemblyon Saturday.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 18:15 IST