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Article 35-A: NC holds protest demonstration in Kupwara

August 13, 2017 08:40 PM

Punjab News Express/Wasim  Mir
KUPWARA: Today on Sunday National conference MLC and party workers came out on roads to protest against proposed abrogation of Article 35-A, the constitutional provision which grants state subject rights and privileges to “permanent residents” of Jammu and Kashmir.

Holding placards and shouting slogans against J&K govt and district administration, the leaders and workers  assembled at National Conference office here at Kupwara town  to lodge their protest against a move to attempt with special status of J&K. Led by MLC Qasir Jamsheed Lone, the protesting NC began to march towards DC office and Main Market Kupwara for sit in.

According to Our Correspondent Wasim Mir, the National Conference Senior Leader and MLC Qasir Jamsheed Lone has warned to launch agitation if attempts are made to abrogate the Article 35-A and expressed serious concerns over attempts to abrogate special status of the state.

Lone said: “RSS led groups are using every dirty trick to dislodge our special status. But their attempts will never be successful as we are ready to lay our lives in order to protect our autonomy.”

“Abrogation of special status (Article 35A) is direct attack on autonomy of the Jammu and Kashmir”, he said while hitting out at PDP-BJP government for implementing agenda of the RSS “as they are hell bent to do away with Article 370 which gives JK special status in the country.”

Later the security forces dispersed the protesting NC leaders and workers.

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