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Malik leads protest in Srinagar

Srinagar: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik along with Leaders of joint Hurriyat and locals shouts slogans during a protest march against the attempts of revoking of article 35A and 370, in Srinagar on Friday, August 03, 2018. PTI Photo by Umar Ganie

Srinagar, Aug 10: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chief Mohammad Yasin Malik, on a call given by Joint Hurriyat Leadership on Friday, held a protest demonstration at Amira Kadal in Srinagar, against tinkering with Article 35-A. According to a statement, Malik while addressing a gathering said that tinkering with hereditary State subject law will face a “full-fledged agitation” from the people of Jammu & Kashmir. “Any change in the demography of Jammu Kashmir is detrimental to all inhabitants of this land and people of Jammu Kashmir will spill their blood to safeguard the uniqueness of this land,” he said. “JKLF activists and leaders along with people from different walks of life gathered at a park near Amira Kadal and staged a peaceful protest against conspiracies to change the demography of Jammu Kashmir, and tinkering with the hereditary state subject law and tarnish the unique identity of Jammu Kashmir under the garb of 35A,” the JKLF spokesperson said. Malik said the state subject law and defending it is a “matter of life and death for the people of Jammu Kashmir and no Kashmiri will sit silently on its abrogation”. “People of Jammu Kashmir are all one on this matter because its abrogation will affect each one of us. Some politicians who for the lust of power have been acting as the collaborators are today raising a hue and cry about resistance camps involvement in this matter and are saying that it is like defending Indian constitution. We want to tell those that nation of Jammu Kashmir from last seventy plus years has been witnessing death, destruction, and miseries and it is these people and their parties’ who are responsible for all what Kashmiris are going through,” he said.