Article 35-A: Separatists postpone two-day strike to Aug 30

Srinagar, Aug 24: The separatists have postponed the two-day strike to August 30 , called against alleged attempts to abrogate Article 35-A.

The postponement of the strike comes in view of Supreme Court (SC) likely to hear the pleas challenging the Article 35-A after August 30.

“As the Supreme Court of India is now hearing the case, challenging the state subject law of J&K, on 31st Aug as such the statewide protest hartal by JRL against this nefarious move will now be observed on 30th & 31st Aug. However protests by different segments of society will continue,” Moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) — comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz and Mohammad Yasin Malik — had earlier urged people to hold a two-day strike on August 26 and August 27 against alleged attempts to abrogate the State Subject Law.

During the hearing of the pleas on August 6 challenging Article 35-A, the apex court had adjourned the case till the week starting from August 27.

The separatists also issue a statement urging people to hold a complete shutdown for two days from August 30, instead of August 26.

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