6 J&Ok events vow to struggle for statehood

M Aamir Khan
Tribune News Service
Srinagar, August 22

A 12 months after the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing, six regional events, together with the NC, PDP and Congress, at this time introduced a joint struggle for the restoration of Article 370.

Party leaders, accused of evading a touch upon the abrogation thus far, mentioned that they had been unable to keep up a correspondence owing to the curbs imposed by the Centre.

In a press release, Farooq Abdullah (NC), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP), GA Mir (J&Ok Pradesh Congress Committee), MY Tarigami (CPM), Sajad Lone (J&Ok People’s Conference) and Muzaffar Shah (Awami National Conference), termed the abrogation as grossly unconstitutional.

“In a spitefully short-sighted and unconstitutional move, Articles 370 and 35A were abrogated and the state was bifurcated and relegated to the status of two Union Territories… These changes were accompanied by repressive measures meant to silence the people and coerce them into submission,” the assertion learn.

A day earlier than the abrogation of particular standing, the leaders had met at Abdullah’s Gupkar residence right here and drafted a declaration. On August 20, Abdullah had mentioned the events stood by the declaration and would reveal the longer term plan of action as soon as all leaders have been let out.

The joint assertion additional learn: “We reiterate our commitment to collectively fight to restore the special status as guaranteed under the Constitution…”

Time to face collectively

Ms (Mehbooba) Mufti appreciates the statesmanship proven by Dr Farooq Sahab in forging a collective response to Delhi’s onslaught on J&Ok’s particular standing. It’s time we forego political variations & stand collectively”. — Iltija, Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter

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