Protests to continue despite deferring of hearing in SC: JRL

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/7/2018 5:00:33 AM

SRINAGAR, Aug 6: The joint resistance leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today said the protest programme against attempts to scrap Article 35A will continue despite the deferring of the case in Supreme Court today.
In a joint statement they said, “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 Indian Supreme Court, when the Amarnathji Yatra ends, the protest programs against tinkering with the law will continue as leadership deliberates upon it.”
JRL said deferment of the case by a few weeks is an indication about the intentions of the court which entertained these mischievous petitions backed by the RSS, as part of RSS’ well known agenda on J&K.
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 traders, lawyers 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.”
“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,” the separatist leadership added.
JRL said people of J&K in unison have send a clear message to New Delhi that they will never allow these design against them to succeed.
Commenting upon the grave situation at hand where the very existence of the people of state is at under threat, leadership said for the past 70 years and especially in the last three decades, people of J&K are “acutely suffering the disastrous consequences of the conditional accession to India thrust upon them by the then pro India Kashmiri leadership and strengthened by successive pro- India parties.”
“One by one these conditions are being flaunted and flayed by successive governments in India, while these pro India parties become willing collaborators and partners in crime in all this all for the sake of power, till things have come to such a pass, that now our very survival as a people is under serious threat and we all have to come on roads and be ready to spill blood to save it,” they said.
JRL said that “we want to know that is this the vision that the leaders of these pro-India parties had for the people of J&K, that we are witnessing in Kashmir today? Is it for this that these parties compromised all along and the people of Kashmir paid dearly all along and continue to pay? Their lust for power coupled with their inabilities, has today brought us face to face with such a crisis in the making, where each citizen of the state is now forced to come out on streets and defend it with his life,” they stated.
JRL said, “as in the past 70 years of onslaughts against us the resilient and bold people of Kashmir will leave no stone unturned to resist this one more onslaught against them.” They said leadership and people J&K are ready to die for “safeguarding our identity and the disputed political status of our land and are all geared up to lead a political mass agitation against it”. The sacrifices offered by our people especially the youth are too immense to ignore, they added.

 

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