SRINAGAR: In connection with the strike call given against the hearing of the Article 35-A, the Shahr-e-Khas traders in Srinagar’s Old City on Monday held protest rally at Alamgiri Bazar here. Hundreds of shopkeepers participated in the demonstration.
Carrying banners and chanting slogans, the traders appealed the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition on Article 35-A so that the “wild fears in the minds of already victimised people of Jammu and Kashmir come to an end once and for all”.
Shaher-e-Khaas Trader Coordination Committee chairman Nazir Ahmed Shah in his address said the business community was ready to sacrifice everything to safeguard the Article 35-A as it pertains to the very existence of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
The traders reiterated support for future strategy of the resistance leadership regarding the collective efforts to safeguard the Article 35-A.