Srinagar | City Reporter WTNS | September 21:For the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 & 35A, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a meeting at its party headquarter to discuss the current crisis and situation of J&K.
Sources told Wilayat Times that the PDP leaders demanded the immediate release of all detainees including its party president and former CM Mehbooba Mufti and stressed the need to continue the series of meetings at all levels to restore communication with the people across J&K. However leaders reiterated, the final decision and the next course of action will be announced only after the release of the President and in the presence of the Party Patron.
The meeting observed that while on one hand, the internal situation of the state is very precarious, the situation at LOC & LAC is also on the boil. Therefore, in the meeting, it was resolved that the party would continue to fight for resolution of the basic issue and advocate dialogue and reconciliation with all the stakeholders, as envisaged in the roadmap of our party which has become even more relevant today than ever before. Party will continue to work for accomplishing the vision of our great leader Mufti Syed, who envisaged that Jammu & Kashmir has to become a bridge of peace rather than a battlefield in order to achieve everlasting peace in the whole subcontinent.
The meeting was presided over by Vice President A R Veeri and addressed by General Secretary G N Lone Hanjura, Senior Leaders Nizam udin Bhat, Muhammad Sartaj Madni, Naeem Akhter, Syed Farooq Andrabi, Muhammad Khursheed Alam, Advocate Md Yusuf Bhat, Miss Safina Beg, Nazir Ahmad Khan, Syed Bari Andrabi.
During the deliberations, it was observed that post august 5, 2019 false semblance of normalcy is being created which in fact resembles the peace of the graveyard. People are still shell shocked and unable to come to terms with what has happened. The situation has created a kind of a stalemate where nothing except all kinds of anti-Kashmiri steps like domicile laws etc are being pushed in a hurry. These steps are further adding to the anger and frustrations of people, whose resolve to fight this injustice gets stronger with time.
PDP while fighting for every inch to restore the dignity and rights of people that were snatched illegally from us, would continue to struggle for the resolution of the larger cause of J&K under the uncompromising leadership of Mehbooba Mufti.
It was resolved that the party demands the immediate release of all political detainees irrespective of their political ideology, whether lodged in Kashmir or outside.
The meeting expressed deep anguish over the recent spree of the killing of innocent people from Shopian to Sopore to Batamaloo and demanded that perpetrators be brought to book and families be given justice.
It was also resolved that the party stands by thousands of youngsters of Kashmir who are routinely harassed and humiliated at the hands of security forces and other agencies by means of wrongful cases against them, random arrests, and curbs even on the right to express themselves. Such actions against our youth are unacceptable and would be resisted.
The meeting condemned the targeting of the journalistic fraternity of the state wherein a case is being registered at the drop of a hat for merely reporting the facts of the ground. All this is being to threaten and muzzle the independent voices.
While speaking over the meeting Prominent Women politician and Women’s Wing President of Jammu Kashmir People’s Democratic Party, Safina Beigh expressed her grief and anger over scrapping special status to J&K by GOI.
She demanded the immediate release of all detainees including PDP President Mehbooba Mufti and stressed for the the need to continue the series of meetings at district and constituency levels to restore the communication with the people across J&K. However She said the final decision and the policy will be framed only after the release of the party president and in the presence of the PDP Patron.
Speakers expressed their concern over the present situation of Jammu and Kashmir and stressed for the maintenance of discipline with party.
Top party leaders in attendance also included Miss Aasiya Naqash, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, Aijaz Ahmad Mir, Abdul Hameed Kosheen, Mrs Anjum Fazili, Abdul Razak, Zawoora, Shiekh Ghulam Mohi ud din, Waheed ur Rehman Parra, Muhammad Yaseen Bhat, Muhamad Amin, Tahir Qadri, Gulzar Ahmad Dar, Sofi Irfan, Fayaz Ahmad Mir, Dr Harbaksh Singh, Tahir Syeed, Ali Muhammad Wani, Haji Pervez Ahmad, Rouf Ahmad Bhat , Arif Laigaroo, Abdul Mohammad Shafi, Qayoom Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Beg, farooq ahmad, umar dar, & Mushtaq Ahmad.