SC should have rejected petition on Article 35-A: JKDFP

SRINAGAR: Commenting on the adjournment of the hearing of petition regarding Article 35-A by the Supreme Court of India, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Monday said that majority people of the state are ready to react anytime against any move which can harm the disputed status of the region.
Terming the fixing of next hearing date on petition against 35-A as “yet another ploy”, a JKDFP spokesperson in a statement said New Delhi and its institutions want Kashmiri people to suffer at all levels and these institutions feel pleasure in troubling Kashmiri people.
Congratulating the people for exhibiting strong resentment against the “evil designs” of vested interests who are hell bent to damage the peculiar speciality of Jammu Kashmir, by observing “historic” shutdown; the spokesperson said the Supreme Court of India should have rejected the petition out-rightly instead of fixing another date for another hearing.
“India is interested in keeping Kashmir on boil that is why the matter is being prolonged and the Supreme Court has fixed another hearing of the petition. The highest court of India must understand the sensitivity of the matter and people related to it and reject all the petitions aiming at damaging the special status of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.
The spokesperson said the people will not let the matter go and will certainly exhibit their anger on every court hearing unless the petition is rejected.
He condemned the “arrest of dozens of pro-freedom activists and common youth” in last two days across valley.
Meanwhile, JKDFP has condemned the killing of a cattle trader by army in Goole area of Ramban district, terming it “the latest example of Indian brutalities in the disputed region”.