Mirwaiz warns of mass agitation if ‘any tinkering with 35-A allowed’

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Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday asked his cadres and activists to be ready for all-out mass agitation if Article 35-A will be touched.

Mirwaiz while taking to Twitter said no attempt will be tolerated to change the disputed nature and demographic character of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Meeting of Hurriyat took place at Rajbagh regarding 35-A. Any attempt to change demographic character of J&K and its disputed nature is intolerable! (I have) asked cadres and activists to be ready for all-out mass agitation if any tinkering with 35-A allowed,” Mirwaiz Umar Farooq wrote on his twitter handle soon after a meeting held at amalgam’s Rajbagh office.

On August 6, the Supreme Court of India will hear the petition challenging the validity of Article 35-A which denies property rights to the outsiders in Jammu and Kashmir and allow its people to have its own constitution and a separate flag.

Mirwaiz also urged New Delhi to respond positively to PTI and Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call for dialogue on Kashmir.

“The meeting welcomed the recent statement of PTI chief Imran Khan calling for dialogue on #Kashmir. We urge Government of India to respond positively to this offer and start a meaningful dialogue with Pakistan and people of Kashmir to end hostilities and give peace a real chance,” Mirwaiz said.


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