In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has reiterated its commitment to fight jointly to reverse the unconstitutional and unaccept-able changes foisted on the people of Jammu and Kashmir on 5th August 2019 by India.
The PAGD met on Sunday evening under the chair of Dr Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar which was attended by vice-chairperson Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, M.Y.Tarigami, Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi, Javed Mustafa Mir and Muzaffar Ahmed Shah.
They discussed the recent meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi in Delhi on 24th June.
The PAGD statement issued by its spokesperson M Y Tarigami to media in Srinagar said the PAGD’s struggle for undoing these changes will continue as long as it takes while striving to achieve this objective as early as possible.
The statement said all the members of the PAGD expressed their disappointment at the out-come of the Delhi meeting especially in the absence of any substantial Confidence Building Measures such as release of political and other prisoners lan-guishing in different jails and concrete steps to end the siege & atmosphere of suppression that has choked J&K since 2019.
This would have initiated the much needed process of reaching out to the peo-ple of Jammu and Kashmir who are the biggest stakeholders & sufferers of the Jammu and Kashmir problem, it added.
As far as restoration of statehood is concerned, the statement said it has been BJPs commitment on the floor of its Parliament & they must honour it.
So any assembly election in IIOJK must be held only after restoration of full statehood for IIOJK.
To this end the PAGD has decided to reach out to other political parties in the territory with a view to take a common position on the issue.—KMS