Protest programs against tinkering with Article 35 A will continue: JRL


Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Monday said that as the hearing of the case regarding the hereditary state subject law of J&K has been simply deferred from today till last week of August by the Supreme Court, when the Amarnathji Yatra ends, the protest programs against tinkering with the law will continue as leadership deliberates upon it.

The spokesman said that deferment of the case by a few weeks is an indication about the intentions of the court which entertained these petitions. JRL said that a strict vigil will be maintained on the situation as they will continue to devise and follow a collective strategy in consultation with all segments of society including trader’s lawyer’s civil society members, transporters and others.

JRL lauded the entire people of J&K from all regions and religions for their unity and exemplary courage in defending this law which is fundamental to our existence as a nation. JRL said that this law is directly linked to the disputed status of the entire state of J&K as people of the state are yet to exercise their right to self- determination guaranteed by the UN to decide their permanent dispensation as a nation. The mischievous move to remove this provision is clearly aimed at undoing that possibility by changing the demographic nature of the state and settling non-residents here and hence undermining the conflict and its resolution.

JRL said people of J&K in unison have sent a clear message to New Delhi that they will never allow these design against them to succeed.

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