Advertisement
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

J&K: Separatist Leadership Calls For 2-Day Strike Against "Challenge" To Article 35A

“JRL (Joint Resistance Leadership) met to deliberate serious challenge posed to Art (Article) 35A, want to make it clear to GOI (Government of India) any and every attempt made at changing the demographic nature of the state will be stiffly resisted," said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

J&K: Separatist Leadership Calls For 2-Day Strike Against
Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik | PTI Photo
J&K: Separatist Leadership Calls For 2-Day Strike Against "Challenge" To Article 35A
outlookindia.com
2018-07-29T20:47:48+05:30

Kashmiri Separatists on Sunday called for a two-day strike in the valley from August 5 against what they called “serious challenge” to Article 35-A of the constitution - relating to special rights and privileges of permanent residents of the state -  and warned of a “mass agitation” if any tinkering is allowed with the Constitutional provision.

“JRL (Joint Resistance Leadership) met to deliberate serious challenge posed to Art (Article) 35A, want to make it clear to GOI (Government of India) any and every attempt made at changing the demographic nature of the state will be stiffly resisted,” moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said in a tweet.

JRL – a unified front of the separatists – comprises Mirwaiz, hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik. Mirwaiz said the separatists were in touch with all the sections of the society including legal fraternity, traders, civil society and academia.

“There is complete unanimity and cohesion among all with regard to resisting & (and) fighting this serious assault together. 5th and 6th of August a complete protest strike will be observed throughout, people will register their total disapproval & resistance to this politically motivated move,” the moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman said.

He warned of a mass agitation if any tinkering is done with the special provision of the Constitution.

“A mass agitation of hitting and occupying streets will be launched if any tinkering with 35A is allowed to take place under a legal garb, the consequences of which will be entirely on those perpetuating such mischievous ploys against people of J&K,” he wrote in another tweet.

Mirwaiz also asked people in the valley to be ready and carry forward the agitation if the separatists were “gagged”.

(PTI)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement