Article 35A: KEA’s protest march to UN office foiled

Police on Monday foiled the protest march of Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and detained its leader Farooq Ahmed Dar along with several traders who tried to march towards to the United Nations Military observer group office Sonwar.

Carrying banners and chanting slogans, traders assembled at Lalchowk to register their protest against attempts to abrogate special status of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar. As soon as the protesters tried to march towards UNMOGIP Sonwar, police detained them.

The protesting traders appeal the honorable Supreme Court to dismiss the petition so that the wild fears in the minds of already victimized people of Jammu and Kashmir come to an end once for all.

Protest over abrogation of special status have been held across the length and breadth of Kashmir over the past few days by various organizations included Bar Association, transporters, and trade bodies. They also extended their support to the shutdown call.

Apart from the local trade and transport bodies mainstream parties like the National Conference and PDP also holding rallies in support of continuing Article 35-A.

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