Article 35A: Resistance leadership calls for shutdown on August 5, 6

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik met at Hyderpora today.

According to a press statement issued here, theΒ meeting was held to discuss and deliberate regarding the serious challenge posed to Article 35A in theΒ Supreme Court.
JRL said that in this connection they have been in touch with all segments of society including the legal fraternity, traders, civil society members, academia and others and there is complete unanimity and cohesion among all with regard to resisting and fighting this serious assault together.
JRL said that on 5th and 6th of August a complete protest strike will be observed throughout, and people will register their total disapproval and resistance to this politically motivated move.
They said that a mass agitation of hitting and occupying streets will be launched if any tinkering with 35A is allowed to take place under a legal garb, the consequences of which will be entirely on those perpetuating such mischievous ploys against people of J&K, the statement said
Praising the resilience and courage of people Leadership asked them to be ready as there is every apprehension that as always, there may be a mass crackdown against leadership and political activists by the ruling dispensation and they may be gagged arrested and jailed. In that case leadership appealed people to be strong and carry forward the agitation against this assault, the statement added


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