Indian-held Jammu Kashmir: protests to be held today after Juma prayers
SRINAGAR (92 News) – In Indian-held Jammu Kashmir, protests will be held (on Friday) today after Juma prayers against the Indian government’s plan to abrogate Article 35-A of the Indian constitution.
Call for the protests has been given by the Grand Mufti-designate, Mufti Naserul Islam. The Joint Resistance Leadership and trade bodies have called for shutdown on Sunday and Monday to protest the assault on the Article.
Article 35-A, which defines the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir, is listed before the Indian Supreme Court for hearing on Monday.
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Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two youth in Kupwara district. The youth were martyred a violent cordon and search operation in Khumriyal area of the district. Meanwhile, Indian police arrested Hurriyet leaders Hakeem Abdul Rashid and Umar Aadil Dar in Islamabad town.
Protests will be held in the occupied territory, tomorrow, after Juma prayers against the Indian government’s plan to abrogate Article 35-A of the Indian constitution. Call for the protests have been given by the Grand Mufti-designate, Mufti Naserul-Islam. The Joint Resistance Leadership and trade bodies have called for shutdown on Sunday and Monday to protest the assault on the Article.
Traders in Srinagar held a protest demonstration to condemn the Indian attempts to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Traders chanted slogans against the plan to abrogate Article 35A.
The All Parties Hurriyet Conference at its Executive Council meeting in Srinagar said that the RSS-backed BJP government in New Delhi was hatching conspiracies to turn Muslim majority population into a minority in Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating all legal and constitutional barriers.
The High Court Bar Association in its intervention application submitted to the Indian Supreme Court made it clear that any amendment to the Indian constitution does not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement announced to support the call for safeguarding the special status of Jammu and Kashmir guaranteed under Article 35-A and Article 370.
Meanwhile, Governor NN Vohra has removed the clause from the draconian Public Safety Act to allow the authorities to shift Kashmiris, detained under PSA, outside Jammu and Kashmir in jails in India. Mirwaiz-led Hurriyet forum in a statement termed the move as anti-human and politically-motivated.