In what can be said a big turn of events, People’s Conference chief Sajad Lone met party leaders who welcomed the initiative of the Centre. Earlier, the People’s Conference had also pulled out of the Gupkar alliance.
Appreciating the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the party’s spokesperson hopes the engagement would evolve into something bigger to facilitate the return to democracy and empowerment of J&K people.
Party chief Sajad Lone also highlighted the need to involve all stakeholders between Delhi and the people of J&K.
He believes that the political class must now play a constructive role to end the ongoing logjam. Furthermore, it should also work on finding a durable and democratic solution to J&K’s problems.
The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) will take a final call on the event Tuesday. The Congress on Monday had sought repeal of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019 and restoration of the status quo ante. READ MORE HERE
The PAGD too has been insisting on the restoration of J&K’s special status and full statehood.
Moreover, the National Conference (NC) had earlier challenged the constitutional validity of the J&K Reorganisation Act 2019.
The Supreme Court has referred the petitions to a five-judge Constitution Bench for consideration. The petitions are pending a hearing.
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