Senior citizens, pensioners rally in support of Article-35A

Srinagar: Pensioners Welfare Association (PWA) and senior citizens of the Valley today held a protest in this capital city against the tinkering with Article 35A, which provides special status to state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Scores of senior citizens and pensioners led by the Association President, Sampat Prakash assembled at Pratap Park here and staged a demonstration in favour of Article-35 A, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. Carrying placards and banners that read “Save Article-35A”, “Save disputed status of Kashmir”, the protesters chanted slogans against assault on the Article-35A.

“We will stand firm with every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir to defend article 35A,” Mohammad Akbar Mir, a protester said.

The protesters said that the cheap tactics of BJP and RSS will never be tolerated.