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Mirwaiz threatens mass stir in case Art 35-A is tinkered with

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Srinagar, Aug 17: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid said that if any adverse decision comes from the Supreme Court on August 27, a mass agitation will be launched forthwith.

Reiterating that people are mentally and physically ready to hit the streets in such a case, he said that people and leadership are geared up to protest and defend it at every cost as it is a matter of our very existence.

Mirwaiz said that mobilization at all level including at the grass roots level of Masjid and Mohalla Committees needs to be undertaken to launch a mass agitation with full force which is being done. He said every person man or woman has to play his role and be ready to defend their very existence.

Strongly denouncing the fresh notices issued to the Syed Ali Geelani and Yasin Malik by the enforcement directorate, Hurriyat (M) Chairman said that these ploys have outlived their effectiveness and people of J&K are “well aware of the motive behind them which is to intimidate and malign the leadership by New Delhi”.

“It is naive to think that leadership can be pressurized by it or will give up leading the struggle,” he said.

Mirwaiz said that last year, NIA “was used” to book resistance leaders and activists in “fake and fabricated cases” who are since then lodged in Tihar Jail and now ED is used as a fresh tool against the leadership for this purpose.

Mirwaiz strongly condemned the nocturnal raids in various parts of Kashmir especially in South Kashmiri where frequent search operations have become a routine affair to vandalize homes and harass inmates.

Mirwaiz also urged people to observe Eid-ul Azha with austerity and to reach out to poor and destitute to ensure their participation the festival of sacrifices.

Mirwaiz announced that Eid-ul-Azha prayers will be offered at 9 am at Eidgah grounds and majliswaz o tableeg will commence from 8 am. Mirwaiz appealed people to donate the hides of sacrificial animals to Anjuman-e-Nusratul Islam.

Meanwhile, a protest rally was taken out at Jamia Masjid against the assault on the state subject law and against the ill treatment meted out to Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails in and outside Kashmir.