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Article 35-A on Agenda, JRL meets at Geelani’s residence in Srinagar

Mirwaiz warned of a massive agitation if New Delhi tampered with the J&K’s state subject law

The Joint Resistance Leadership on Sunday met at the residence of Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani in Hyderpora area of Srinagar to discuss the Article 35-A.

A source said that Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrived at Geelani’s residence today morning. He said the trio have met to discuss the Article 35-A, which has been challenged in the Supreme Court.

On July 27, Mirwaiz during his Friday sermon at the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar had warned of a massive agitation if New Delhi tampered with the J&K’s state subject law guaranteed by Article 35 A. He had claimed that the real agenda behind the petitions filed against the constitutional provision was no secret and it was actually “a bid to merge Kashmir with union of India”.

Mirwaiz had said the people of Kashmir are “cautiously and carefully” watching the events around 35 A as it comes up for hearing on August 6 in the Supreme Court. A civil society group has called for a shutdown on August 6 as a mark of protest against what it said “legal and constitutional onslaughts” on the Article.

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