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Article 35 A: JRL calls for shutdown on Wed, Thurs


Srinagar, Feb 12 (KNS): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday called for a complete shutdown on Feb 13 and 14 to protest and resist any move of tampering with Article 35 A.
JRL in a statement issued to KNS said that people of Jammu and Kashmir will forcefully resist every challenge by New Delhi to change the demography of the State by rolling back hereditary state subject laws of 1927, being contested in the Supreme Court of India through their agents.
JRL said that the late announcement and ambiguity over the dates of hearing of 35A and 370 by Supreme Court on 13 or 14 of February is worrisome, and indicates of mischief.
They said that people and leadership are fully aware of the developments and are cautiously observing them and these tactics cannot deceive them or take them for a ride.
"It is an extremely critical issue of the our very existence as a people and of our disputed status," they said.
Leadership warned the authorities that "if anything adverse to the interests of the people of J&K and its disputed status is announced through the courts a mass people’s agitation will be started instantly across the state and the responsibility of the consequences of that will be entirely on those forcing us to react."
Leadership said people of Kashmir are facing tremendous repression tyranny and hardships by virtue of being under forcible control but it should be clear by now to those arrogant in power that they can not break our back and make us cow down before their might .
"Kashmiri’s have proved their mettle and resilience to India and the world over the last three decades by standing firm on their principled demand against a mighty military power," JRL said.
JRL said that to protest and resist this viscous move a complete strike will be observed on February 13 and 14 and if any adverse order is announced leadership will announce a mass agitation there on.
Leadership said that they understand that frequent shutdowns add to the hardship already experienced by people as a result of occupation, but it is imperative to register strong protest in the wake of such threatening measures by the Indian state. (KNS)