August 2018 News

Article 35A: JRL Calls Shutdown In Jammu And Kashmir On August 26, 27

17 August 2018
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir on August 26 and 27 to protest against petitions challenging the validity of Article 35-A. In a statement, issued here today, the JRL said two-day complete protest bandh will be observed across the length and breadth of the state on 26th and 27th of August when the case is coming up for hearing in the Supreme Court. 'In case any untoward decision is given by the Supreme Court, a mass state wide agitation will commence therein, the consequences of which will be direct responsibility of the Indian state for instigating people to it,' the leaders, in the statement. 'Till 27th of August protest programmes against tinkering with the law will be held by all segments of society, details of which will be announced by them in a joint press conference,' they said. The leaders said that efforts to reach out to all regions and sections of the state on this critical issue from Chenab valley to Kargil will continue.