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Article 35-A row: Resistance leaders announce ‘comprehensive protest program’

Srinagar, The joint resistance leaders on Wednesday said that any meddling with state subject law is only aimed at changing the demography of Jammu Kashmir. “This issue is directly related to our right of self-determination and so we all need to fight for it with unity and steadfastness. This is a matter of life and death for us and we will spill our blood to safeguard it,” the leaders, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin malik said in a statement.

Announcing a comprehensive protest program in view of the Supreme Court hearing about 35 A, on August 29 2017, the leaders said that on Friday, August 25 2017, Kashmir Bar association will hold peaceful protest demonstration against conspiracies to finish state subject law. District Bar associations will also hold protests at their respective places on the same day.  All Civil society, traders bodies, religious and social organizations will organize peaceful protests on Saturday August 26 2017, they said in the stamen.

“Kashmiri Diaspora living across the globe in UK, USA, Europe, Middle East and Pakistan will organize protests on Sunday, August 27. People of Azad Kashmir will also hold protest demonstrations on the same day. On Monday, August 28 2017, Kashmiris living across globe will register their protest on social media by signing a petition in this connection. Students across Kashmir will also hold protests on the same day. On Tuesday, August 28 2017, the day when  Supreme Court is hearing this case, a complete and comprehensive protest strike will be observed throughout J&K and if Supreme Court issues any adverse orders in this regard a complete agitation will start from that very moment.”

The leaders said that RSS backed rulers are hatching conspiracies to change the demography of Jammu Kashmir.

“Inspired by Israeli tactics, RSS backed rulers with the active support of their Kashmiri stooges have launched a multi-pronged strategy to change demography in Jammu Kashmir. Conspirators have taken this case to their supreme court and which immediately admitted the plea though according to many law knowing dignitaries it should have not been admitted as same Supreme Court more than once in past has rejected similar kind of petitions on 35 A ,” the leaders said.

They said thats using NIA coercion to defame and weaken Kashmiri resistance. “Today so-called biggest democracy is bullying Kashmiris that if anyone raises his or her voice against illegal occupation, he will be sent to Tihar jail Delhi. Similarly on GST issue,  leaders claimed that its implementation in Jammu Kashmir meant economic integration of Jammu Kashmir with rest of India. Likewise demonetization is being termed successful because it supposedly has diluted Kashmiri resistance movement.”

The leadership said that India considers Jammu Kashmir as its colony and is attempting everything to suppress the resistance of the people of Jammu Kashmir and removing 35A is also part of these efforts.

“We don’t want our people to suffer in any way as we all are aware of the hardships people of Kashmir are facing but when it comes to issue of life and death especially in one’s collective (National) existence, no choice is left for a weak people but to show resistance.”

They said that it is India and its “Kashmiri stooges” who on daily basis are tossing up new controversies to inflame the harvest of peace in Jammu Kashmir.

“From last three years we have witnessed many controversial proposals and ideas being floated by Indian rulers who only want to inflict more and more harm to people of Jammu Kashmir. This new controversy of 35A is also aimed at hurting our dignity; inflict more miseries on us and change the demography of our land, so that our resistance against illegal occupation is finished completely.”

They said Kashmiris fully know to safeguard their dignity and resistance and whatever be the cost, we will resist every “evil design” of India which is detrimental to our sacred cause.

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