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Jammu and Kashmir separatists call for shutdown on 12 August to protest attempts to repeal Article 35A

Srinagar: Separatists in Kashmir on Monday called for a shutdown on 12 August to protest what they termed attempts to abrogate Article 35-A of the Constitution and other issues.

File image of JKLF chief Yasin Malik. Reuters

File image of JKLF chief Yasin Malik. Reuters

People are appealed to observe a shutdown on Saturday, 12 August against the attempts to abrogate the state subject law (Article 35-A), separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik said in a joint statement in Srinagar.

They warned the Centre and the state government of an agitation if attempts are made to fiddle with Article 35-A.

"If these plans are not stopped, then we will appeal to people to come out and start an agitation," the statement said.

The separatists also alleged atrocities were being committed in the state.

Article 35-A empowers the Jammu and Kashmir legislature to define permanent residents of the state.

Updated Date: Aug 07, 2017 19:21 PM

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