Commotion In Lal Chowk Over Article 35-A Hearing

SRINAGAR — The commotion aroused by the rumours that the Supreme Court was hearing a petition challenging Article 35-A today send the Srinagar’s commercial hub Lal Chowk in a tizzy on Monday.

All shops, commercial establishments and private offices in Lal Chowk area were closed amid the confusion.

Minor clashes between stone-throwing youth and government forces erupted near Amira Kadal in the commercial hub.

Meanwhile, police have requested people to stay calm as the main hearing on Article 35-A was listed for August 31.

Pertinently, a BJP leader and lawyer has filed a fresh plea in the top court to challenge Article 35-A.

Response Should Serve An Eye-Opener: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday said that the sharp reaction of people even on rumors about the Article 35-A should serve an eye-opener for the government.

He said that the feeling of people with regard to Article 35-A is so strong that even misleading rumors that sections of Indian media spread generated such spontaneous and sharp reaction from the masses. 

Mirwaiz also said that no tampering and mischief with the law will be tolerated.

“The feeling of people with regard to state subject laws is so strong that even misleading rumours that sections of Indian media spread generated such spontaneous &sharp reaction from the masses!should be eye opener for Govt! No tampering & mischief with the law will be tolerated,” Mirwaiz tweeted. 

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