Says applicants must defend Article 35-A in unison

JKCSCC calls for shutdown on Aug 27
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC) on Saturday called for a shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir on August 27 to protest against what they termed as the “judicial and legislative onslaught” on Article 35-A and Article 370.

It is worth to mention here that the top court of Indian deferred the hearing on Article 35A till August 27.
Addressing a presser here at a local hotel here, Awami National Conference (ANC) senior vice president, Muzafar Shah, Advocate Mir Javaid, Deputy Grand Mufti, Nisar-ul-Islam and All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina called for a state-wide shutdown on August 27 to protest “onslaught” on Article 35A and Article 370.
Talking to reporters in the presser, Deputy Grand Mufti, Nasir-ul-Islam said that people of Jammu and Kashmir showed the unity by observing complete shutdown on Aug 06 and also sent a clear message to the New Delhi that the abrogation of Article 35-A won’t be allowed at any cost in the State.
“We appeal the people who supported us and helped us to make a combine amalgam, to fight against the abrogation of Article 35-A in unison,” he said
He said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir should join hands to protect the residency law. “It stands the collective responsibility of the people of the State to stand against the abrogation of Article 35-A and to fight against the ill designs of those who are hell bent to abrogate the constitution,” he added.
“We have to protect Article 35-A from judicial and legislative onslaught fixed on 27th of August 2018 for hearing before the Supreme Court of India, putting challenge to State Subject Laws. This is the litmus test to our national unity and resilience and we must join hands to protect the state subject laws and resist the judicial onslaught,” Nasir-ul-Islam added.
ANC senior Vice president said that the Article 35-A is the issue of all including Sikhs, Muslims and people from other community living in the Jammu and Kashmir.
“Like people showed the unity, it stands the responsibility of the applicants whose intervention applications have been accepted by the top court of the India and defend the constitution in the Supreme Court (SC),” Shah said, adding that they have sought time to the other applicants to urge them to fight defend the case in unison.
“We hope that applicants will also defend the case in unison like people of showed protested,” he added.
He also said that the cause for which the committee was formed will be taken to the logical conclusion.
“We call upon the general public of Jammu and Kashmir to observe the general strike on 27 August as a mark of protest against the onslaught on Article 35A and Article 370,” the committee said.
Notably, Advocate Mir Javaid and Jagmohan Singh Raina also spoke on the occasion. (KNS)

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