PAGD to form committee on issue of inclusion of non-locals as voters in IIOJK



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a meeting convened by the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) decided to set up a committee to chalk out the future strategy on the issue of inclusion of non-locals in the electoral rolls of the territory.

Farooq Abdullah, a former Chief Minister, announced the decision after chairing ‘All Party Meeting’ under PAGD’s banner at his residence in Jammu.

The meeting was attended by Mehbooba Mufti, M Y Tarigami, Ashwani Kapoor and Muzaffar Shah.

The J&K Congress president, Vikar Rasool Wani and working president Raman Bhalla, Shiv Sena’s Manish Sawhney, Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan Party president and former Minister Chaudhry Lal Singh, Dogra Sadar Sabha president and former Minister Gulchain Singh Charak, also attended the meeting.

The main purpose for the meeting was to discuss the issue of inclusion of non-locals in the voting list of Kashmir. It was suggested that a committee should be formed which was unanimously accepted by the participants,” Farooq Abdullah told reporters after the meeting.

He said in line with the suggestion, a committee will be formed to chalk out a strategy and guide them on the future course of action. “We are all together to stop the onslaught which is taking place in J&K. This (giving voting rights to people from outside) is the biggest among all and it is not acceptable to us,” he added.

The NC leader said all promises made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a rapprochement have come to null, and new laws are being imposed on the people of J&K “every day.”—KMS


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