JRL warns of mass agitation against attempts to abrogate Article 35-A

JRL warns of mass agitation against attempts to abrogate Article 35-A

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Srinagar,Oct 29 2017,CNS:Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Sunday asked people to launch a mass agitation if the Supreme Court delivers a verdict against the interests of Kashmiris while hearing the petitions on Article 35-A.

JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik asked people to launch mass agitation if the Supreme Court delivers verdict against the interests and aspiration of people of state, saying that any move to tinker with state subject law will create Palestine like situation.

Resistance leaders, in a joint statement, asked people to be ready for protest against any amendment or change in the State Subject laws.

They said the plan to tinker with the Article 35 A, which gives special rights and privileges to the natives of Jammu and Kashmir, is a conspiracy to create a Palestine-like situation in the state.

JRL said the conspiracy has been hatched to change the demography of the Muslim majority state and added if the state-subject law is removed or any amendment introduced, people from other states  of India will purchase land in Jammu and Kashmir and a Palestine like situation will arise and added that the people in the state would resist the “conspiracy” tooth and nail.

”We will safeguard the integrity and special status of the state at any cost,” JRL stated, saying the BJP regime is working to sabotage the referendum process in the state.They also urged the pro-India politicians to join the pro-freedom ranks and play their role in resolving this long-pending issue.

In their statement the JRL said the plan to tinker with Article 35A was a well thought out ploy to end the special status of the state. The concern over Article 35A shown by pro- Indian parties was mere rhetoric and gimmick, they added.

Attacking the PDP for its “failure” over Article 35A, JRL called the party an ally of the RSS and the PDP-BJP alliance as an unholy nexus.

They reiterated that if any attempt was made to change, alter or modify this law people from all corners of state will come on roads and resist such move.

“We are in close contact with religious leaders, civil societies, transporters, businessmen, students, lawyers and other groups, saying they will be taken on board and a special delegation has been formulated to make a consensus after seeking their suggestions in this regard.”

They reiterated their appeal asking people to be ready and added “we are watching the developments and soon a line of action and  programme will be announced for people.”