After Supreme Court postponed the hearing of the plea on Article 35A, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) today withdrew the protest progamme and August 29 shutdown call.
According to a statement issued by the, all announced protest programs including the protest strike (Hartal) on Tuesday 29th August 2017 have been postponed.
“The hearing of cases regarding state subject law that have been filed in Indian Supreme Court have been adjourned the case after Diwali. The hearing on the cases was scheduled for 29th august 2017 and it was in this very context that JRL had announced a series of protest programs. Now, because hearings in Supreme Court have been postponed, therefore all the announced protest programs including the protest strike (Hartal) on Tuesday 29th August 2017 have been postponed,” the statement said.
The JRL including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that intended tampering with the state subject law is a ploy to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and in this way it is directly linked to our right of self determination.
“Because of this (plea against article 35A) Kashmiris living across the globe stand united against this ploy and are ready to defend this law with passion.”
The statement said that Kashmiris are fully aware of the Indian conspiracies and will resist these nefarious designs.
The leadership further said that protest programs are being postponed for now and if and when the need arises, a new protest program will be announced in this regard.