Article 35 A: Hurriyat (M) asks cadre to gear up for agitation

The members reiterated that Kashmir was is and will remain an internationally recognized dispute till it is resolved as per the aspirations of its people.

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Srinagar, July 31 (KNB): Adopting aggressive approach against the threat posed to article 35A, the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday asked its constituent parties to gear up for the agitation if situation arises.
Reports said that an important meeting of Hurriyat (M) chaired by amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asked the party cadres and activists to gear up and mobilize the public for the mass agitation in case need arise.
Pertinently, the Supreme Court of India will hear a case questioning the constitutional validity of Article 35A. The debate with respect to the constitutionality of Article 35A started after an NGO ‘We The Citizens’ filed a petition in the Supreme Court in 2014, saying the provision was only supposed to be a temporary one. Notably, the JRL has called for protest strike on 5th and 6th August and an all out mass agitation if any ‘mischief’ is done with 35A.



Reports reaching Kashmir News Bureau (KNB) that a meeting of Hurriyat (M) was held at Hurriyat Hqtrs Rajbagh Srinagar in which all members participated to discussed the serious threat posed to article 35A dealing with the heredity state subject laws of the state since 1927.
“All members expressed grave concern at this onslaught against the people of J&K by New Delhi by allowing and encouraging various PILs, to challenge 35A in the Supreme Court of India,” a spokesman said here, adding, the motive behind this move is to change the demographic character of J&K by turning its original citizens into a minority through settling outsiders here and hence undo its internationally recognised disputed nature and the need to resolve that dispute,” the spokesman said.
They said that no court whether in India or in Pakistan has any jurisdiction to take decisions that can in any way affect the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir as its original citizens are yet to exercise the right to determine their final dispensation as promised by scores of UN resolutions and backed by India and Pakistan.
The members reiterated that Kashmir was is and will remain an internationally recognized dispute till it is resolved as per the aspirations of its people.
They said that all such ploys will be greatly resisted both by the leadership and people of J&K and there is no way that tinkering with 35A will be taken lying low or tolerated. Leadership and People with defend it with their life if need arises. (KNB)