Article 35-A: JRL calls for shutdown on Feb 13, 14 against ‘ambiguity over hearing’

Srinagar: Joint Resistance leadership on Tuesday called for shutdown on February 13 and 14 to protest and resist the “late announcement and ambiguity over the dates of hearing on 35-A.”

JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Mailk called for a complete shutdown to protest and resist this “viscous move” and threatened a mass agitation if any adverse order is announced.

“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 our strong protest in the wake of such threatening measures by the Indian state,” they said.

They said 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, which is 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 35-A and 370 by Supreme Court on 13 or 14 of February is “worrisome, and indicates of mischief.”

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