Srinagar. Feb 12(KMW): Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has given a strike call for February 13 and 14 to protest against any possible tampering with or scrapping of Art 35 A.
“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 of India through their agents,” said the leadership.
JRL 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.
“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 the very existence as a people and of our disputed status,” read the JRL press release.
The 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.
“People of Kashmir are facing tremendous repression, tyranny and hardships by virtue of being under forcible control but it should be clear by now to those arrogant in power that they cannot break our back and make us cow down before their might. Kashmiri’s have proved their mettle and resilience to India and the world over the last three decades by standing firm on their principled demand against a mighty military power,” said JRL.
“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 there on.”