JRL threatens agitation over Article 35A abrogation, announces protest programme

With the Supreme Court set to decide the fate of Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, the ‘Joint Resistance Leadership’ (JRL)  Wednesday announced a protest programme  against attempts to “meddle with state subject laws and changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir.”

“This issue is directly related to our right of self determination and so we all need to fight for it with unity and steadfastness,” the JRL said in a statement .

“This is a matter of life and death for us and we will spill our blood to safeguard it,” the joint  statement issued after a meeting between  Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said.

“On August 25, Kashmir Bar Association will hold peaceful protest demonstration against conspiracies to finish state subject law. District Bar associations will also hold protests at their respective places on the same day,” the leaders said in the statement.

All civil society, traders bodies, religious and social organizations will organize peaceful protests on August 26  while Kashmiri diaspora across the globe in UK, USA, Europe, Middle East and Pakistan will organize protests on  August 27.

“People of Azad Kashmir will also hold protest demonstrations on the same day,” the statement said.

“ On August 28, Kashmiris living across globe will register their protest on social media by signing a petition in this connection. Students across Kashmir will also hold protests on the same day,” the statement said.

“ On August 29, the day when Indian Supreme Court is hearing this case, a complete and comprehensive protest strike will be observed throughout J&K and if Indian Supreme Court issues any adverse orders in this regard a complete agitation will start from that very moment,” the statement said.

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