Resolve forced Indian SC to defer hearing on Article 35-A: JRL

Srinagar, September 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the determination of the Kashmiri people forced the Indian Supreme Court to defer the mischievous case challenging the hereditary state subject law.

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said that complete unity and steadfastness by all the people including traders, students transporters, writers, civil society, lawyers, employees and journalists show that the strength of people’s unity and determination can unnerve even a mighty adversary and push it back.

The leaders said that the great courage shown by the entire population of occupied Kashmir had made it clear to the Indian rulers in New Delhi that despite all the military might and force at its disposal the Indian government could not subdue the Kashmiris determined to safeguard their identity and be the masters of their destiny.

The resistance leaders said that people and leadership were aware that they were the custodians of the immense sacrifices being made by the people of Kashmir for the last several decades in their quest for right to self-determination and would always be ready to protect them by all means.

They said that people and leadership would continue to carry forward the ongoing struggle for securing the right to self-determination. They said that after deliberations future course of action in this regard will be conveyed.

Meanwhile, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Agha Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, in a statement issued in Srinagar hailed the people of Kashmir for observing complete strike on August 30 and 31 to register their protest against India’s attempts to abrogate Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution. The Article 35-A grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars non-Kashmiris from buying property in the territory.

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