Article 35A: JRL Deciding About ‘Form Of Protest’, Says Mirwaiz 

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SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said Joint Resistance Leadership comprising both factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF was in consultation with all regarding Article 35A as the hearing on pleas against it would be heard by Supreme Court later this month.

“The leadership is looking at the form of protests that will be observed against it and people will be informed on it very soon,” Mirwaiz said addressing a Friday congregation at Jama Masjid here.

He said that people of Jammu and Kashmir will resist tooth and nail any move aimed at changing the demographic composition of the State, “which this time is being done by New Delhi through the judicial route by challenging the State Subject Law in Supreme Court of India, as it will have a huge bearing on the disputed nature of the state and our movement for self determination.”

 He said leadership is keenly watching with concern and will lead the people’s agitation if any move to roll back these provisions is allowed. He said people also have to remain alert and updated on these developments.

Mirwaiz said that since the case regarding Article 35 A is coming up for hearing soon Joint Resistance Leadership is in consultation with all on the matter and is looking at the form of protests that will be observed against it and people will be informed on it very soon.

Mirwiaz also lambasted the authorities for slapping three youth of Bandipora Tauseef Lone, Abdul Samad and Suhail Parray under draconian PSA and shifting them to Kotbalwal prison in Jammu, terming it as highly authoritarian move. He said that such injustices and coercion by the authoritarian State is pushing our pushing youth to take up arms and when the same youth are killed in gunfights, the Indian State hails these killings terming it as “Badi Kamyabi” (big success)

On the occasion, Mirwaiz also launched the Year 2019 /Hijri calendar by Anjuman- e-Auqaf Jamia Masjid under the aegis of Mirwaiz Foundation. The calendar has daily Namaz timing on it. Mirwaiz said that great care and meticulous attention to detail have been employed to provide the Salah and Siyaam Meeqat in the calendar along with identifying Islamic and other culturally relevant dates of reverence. 

Though the cost of the calendar is Rs 100 it will be not be charged and will be free. For those willing to pay for it , their proceeds will go to Dar ul Khair, working for providing economic support to the underprivileged, reads a statement issued here by the Hurriyat Conference.  

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