Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Friday welcomed the political alliance shaped by the mainstream events of Jammu and Kashmir to name for restoration of the particular standing of the erstwhile state because it existed earlier than August 5 final yr.
In a collection of tweets, Chidambaram additionally mentioned that his social gathering “resolutely stands” for the restoration of the standing and rights of the folks of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The coming together of mainstream regional parties of J&K to fight a constitutional battle to restore the rights of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is a development that must be welcomed by all the people of India,” he mentioned. “The Congress also resolutely stands for restoration of the status and rights of the people of J&K.”
The Congress additionally resolutely stands for restoration of the standing and rights of the folks of J&OkThe arbitrary and unconstitutional selections of the Modi authorities of August 5, 2019 should be rescinded
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) October 16, 2020
“The arbitrary and unconstitutional decisions of the Modi government of August 5, 2019, must be rescinded,” he mentioned.
“The central government must stop looking at the mainstream parties and the people of J&K as secessionist or anti-national,” added the previous finance minister in one other tweet.
Chidambaram’s feedback got here a day after a gathering held on the Srinagar residence of National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, which was attended by former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti, Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Lone, People’s Movement chief Javaid Mir and CPIM chief Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami.
Farooq Abdullah had mentioned the leaders had determined to formalise the alliance that has been named the ‘Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration’. He mentioned the alliance will try for restoration of the constitutional place in respect of Jammu and Kashmir because it existed earlier than August 5 final yr.
“The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration aims to restore Jammu and Kashmir’s constitutional status as it existed before August 5 last year,” mentioned Farooq Abdullah. “The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration favours initiation of dialogue between all stakeholders for resolution of the J&K issue.”
“We shall struggle for restoration of what was snatched from Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh. Ours is a constitutional battle … we would strive for restoration of the constitution (with regard to Jammu and Kashmir) as it existed on August 5, 2019,” he mentioned.
On August four final yr, all main political events in Kashmir, besides the BJP, had met on the residence of Farooq Abdullah amidst uncertainty and stress within the erstwhile state because the Centre had rushed extra paramilitary forces there whereas asking all vacationers together with Amarnath pilgrims to go away the Valley as quickly as attainable. The joint assertion issued by the political events, expressing concern over the scenario, got here to be generally known as the Gupkar Declaration.
The Centre revoked the particular constitutional standing of the state and additionally bifurcated it into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. In a observe up, the political events had met once more in August this yr and vowed to struggle for restoration of the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir.