Art 35A row: Civil society group calls for state-wide shutdown on Aug 27

Art 35A row: Civil society group calls for state-wide shutdown on Aug 27
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Coordination Committee (JKCSCC) on Saturday called for a state wide shut down on August 27 against “onslaught” on Article 35A and Article 370.
Addressing press conference here, JKCSCC, Awami National Conference (ANC) and Sikh Coordination Committee (SCC) under the united banner “We the people of Jammu and Kashmir” urged people of the state to stand together irrespective of region and religion to defend the state subject law.
Deputy Grand Mufti Jammu and Kashmir, Nisar-ul-Islam said that it was a collective responsibility of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to protect Articles 370 and 35A. “We must unite together to protect these constitutional provisions and resist any onslaught attempt on these laws,” said Mufti Nisar-ul-Islam.
“Safeguarding Article-35A is a huge responsibility. Every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of caste and religion, is ready to give up his life to defend the special status of Kashmir,” said Nisar-ul-Islam.
Islam said that any change in demography of the state will not be tolerated at any cost. “Till the Kashmir issue is resolved, this constitutional law must remain safe in the constitution of India,” he said.
ANC President, Muzaffer shah said that this is the concern of every citizen of the state, irrespective of religion and region. If attacks on state subject laws continues, every single citizen will be affected,” he said.
JKCSCC member, Advocate Mir Javid said that defending article 35A is a mission with a cause and no one has the right to play politics in this mission.