Article 35A: JKCSCC Writes To Guv, Seeing Update On Preparedness   

SRINAGAR — As the hearing of petitions challenging Article 35-A is likely to take place later this month beore the Supreme Court, the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC) has written a letter to Governor Satya Pal Malik, asking him to make his position clear about the preparedness to defend the special provision of the constitution.   

The JKCSCC has also started mobilizing the stakeholders from both the mainstream and separatist camp and is also set to hold series of meetings with trade union bodies over the issue, a local news agenmcy KNS reported. 

 “The letter addressed to the Governor reads that you (Governor) are a custodian of the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir being the constitutional head of the state. Can you tell us about the preparedness you have made on behalf of the state of Jammu and Kashmir regarding Article 35-A which is set for the hearing anytime later this month.”

The JKCSCC led by Muzafar Shah, Advocate Mir Javed and senior Sikh leader Jagmohan Singh Raina on Tuesday morning met former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and apprised him about the situation. The delegation detailed Farooq Abdullah about the engagement with different stakeholders. (KNS)

‘JRL To Announce Protest Program Soon’ 

The Joint Resistance Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik termed attacks on state subject laws by “government of India and its mentor RSS in a bid to change the disputed status of the State” as another form of “operation all out.”

Meanwhile the leadership said that as the hearing in 35A is slated for January in the Supreme Court of India, leadership was in constant touch with the various sections of society that includes civil society, traders, academics religious groups, political parties, employees and other sections and “a joint program will be announced as the date for hearing is announced.” 

The leadership said that entire Kashmir in unison will fight every single bid aimed at changing the disputed nature and the demography of the Muslim majority state.”








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