Art 35-A: JRL calls for complete shutdown on Feb 13, 14

Art 35-A: JRL calls for complete shutdown on Feb 13, 14
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Srinagar, Feb 11: Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Friday said that people of Jammu and Kashmir will forcefully resist every challenge by New Delhi to change the demography of the State by rolling back hereditary state subject laws of 1927, being contested in the Supreme Court through their agents.
In a statement, the spokesman said that the late announcement and ambiguity over the dates of hearing of 35A and 370 by Supreme Court on 13 or 14 of February is worrisome, and indicates of mischief. Leadership said that people and leadership are fully aware of the developments and are cautiously observing them and these tactics cannot deceive them or take them for a ride. It is an extremely critical issue of our very existence as a people and of our disputed status. Leadership warned the authorities that if anything adverse to the interests of the people of J&K and its disputed status is announced through the courts a mass people’s agitation will be started instantly across the state and the responsibility of the consequences of that will be entirely on those forcing us to react, the statement said.
JRL said that to protest and resist this viscous move a complete strike will be observed on February 13 and 14 and if any adverse order is announced leadership will announce a mass agitation thereon, the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported the call for shutdown on the 13th and 14th of February, 2019 against the threat to Article 35 A.
In a statement issued in this regard, the KCC&I spokesman said that the issue of attempts to dilute Article 35 A was highly sensitive and members of the business community were ready to support all actions taken for safeguarding the Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The business community would stand firmly behind the people for defeating all mischievous conspiracies aimed at creating disturbances in the valley.