PAGD leaders decide to attend Delhi meet ‘No compromise on Articles 370, 35A’


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) held a meeting at Farooq Abdullah’s house at Gupkar in Srinagar,Tuesday.

Others who attended the meeting included Mehbooba Mufti, M Y Tarigami, Javed Mustafa Mir and Muzaffar Ahmad Shah.

The meeting decided that every invitee will attend the all-party meeting called by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Talking to media, Farooq Abdullah said that PAGD’s stance was clear and there was no change in it.

Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami demanded the release of Kashmiri detainees or shifting them to the IIOJK jails.

He said that many political prisoners were suffering from different ailments which included Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Engineer Rasheed.

Mehbooba Mufti told media men and in different interviews that the June 24 meeting had provided a chance for dialogue and they didn’t want to miss it. “No body should think that I scuttled the process or became spoiler.

So I decided to go. I am not going with the demand of statehood because its restoration has already been committed by the Prime Minister.

I am going with the demand of the restoration of Articles 370 and 35A. These Articles were a bridge between Kashmir and India.”

She added that in Kashmir people have been alienated to the extent of separation. “Young boys are being killed. Youngsters are picking guns which is a matter of concern. Kashmir has suffered a lot.

We have been humiliated by degrading to a union territory. My relatives and partymen are being harassed.”

Mehbooba said that resolution of the Kashmir dispute is must for peace in South Asia. She said that people were not even allowed to breathe in Kashmir.

The PAGD leaders emphasised that no compromise can be made on Articles 370 and 35A.—KMS

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