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Joint Hurriyat urges Imams, Khateebs to aware people about Art 35-A

Srinagar, Aug 21: Joint Hurriyat Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik Tuesday urged Imams and Khateebs across J&K to make people aware about the “designs of Indian state in tinkering with the State Subject Law and take people’s commitment to protest and resist this move at all costs, in their Eid sermons”.
In a statement issued here, the leadership also urged Imams to ask people to raise their voice with full force against the “assault” on state subject laws and the continuous detention of hundreds of political prisoners after congregational Eid ul Azha prayers across Kashmir.
They expressed its serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in Indian jails for years and those booked by ED and NIA and lodged in solitary confinement and kept away from the basic medical facilities posing a huge threat to their lives. They also said people and leadership express their solitary and support to them
The leadership said that on one hand GOI is employing ploys to change the Muslim majority character of the State by trying to roll back state subject law and hence undermine its disputed nature ,while on the other hand, notices and sumons are being sent to resistance leadership to push them into submission.
They also asked Ulema and Imams of masjids and shrines of Kashmir to play their role in highlighting the sacrifices offered by the people of Kashmir and the oppression unleashed on Kashmiris and convey to the world community the dire need of their intervention to stop the ongoing repression in Kashmir and resolve the dispute.