NC, PDP Take Out Rallies In Support Of Article 35-A

PDP vows to offer any sacrifice to thwart ‘tinkering’ of the provision

SRINAGAR — Both Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) on Saturday staged protests seeking full safeguards against all ‘conspiracies to ‘undermine’ the state’s constitutional position and political autonomy.

Referring to cases against Article 35-A pending in Supreme Court PDP, they demanded the dismissal of all cases pending adjudications.

The protest rally was organised by Srinagar’s District Unit of PDP in which hundreds of workers ‘vowed to offer any sacrifice’ that may eventually be required to protect state’s special position and its legitimate cultural and political concerns.

The rally was led by Mohammad Khurshid Alam, PDP District President for Srinagar and MLC. He reiterated Party stand on specific guarantees to State including the Article 35-A and said that PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti’s firm stand as Chief Minister on this Article is well known and in consonance with honour and dignity of the people.

He said she and party leaders have in every forum always stood upright in party’s stand for settlement and resolution of political issues as per people’s sentiments.

Several senior party leaders including Rafi Ahmad Mir , Nizamuddin Bhat, Ab Hameed Kosheen, Muntazir Mohiuddin, Dr Ali Mohammad, Showkat Gayoor, Adv Khurshid Ahmad, Aijaz Ahmad Rather, Mohammad Shafi Mir, Mohammad Ashraf Dar, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Shafi Kundangar, Ab Hameed Dar, Mohammad Sideeq Mir, Abul Hassan Bhat, Jeelani Kumar, Mohammad Lateef Mir, Showkat Ahmad, and many others participated in the symbolic Rally to make the party stand more manifest and as an assurance to State’s people  of PDP’s unflinching faith and consistent stand to lead and support all common concerns.

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Meanwhile, National Conference leaders on Saturday also took out a protest march in Srinagar against the petitions challenging Article 35 (A) and attempts to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, the protest demonstration was led by the National Conference General Secretary and MLA Khanyar Ali Muhammad Sagar. The protest was later joined by several leaders of the party.

Reports said that leaders demanded to quash the petitions filed in the Supreme Court against the special status (Article 35-A) of Jammu and Kashmir.

 

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