PAGD Expresses Disappointment Over June 24 Meeting’s Outcome with Centre  


Srinagar 05 July : People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Monday said that the amalgam has expressed disappointment over the June 24 meeting in Delhi with Centre and said they would fight to reverse unconstitutional changes made on 5 August 2019. 

Spokesperson in a statement said that the PAGD reiterated its commitment to fight together to reverse the unconstitutional and unacceptable changes foisted on the people of J&K on 5th August 2019 using all constitutional, legal and political means at its disposal. 

“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 read. 

It further reads that all the members of the PAGD expressed their disappointment at the outcome of the Delhi meeting especially at the absence of any substantial Confidence Building Measures such as releasing political and other prisoners from jails and taking concrete steps to end the siege and atmosphere of suppression that has choked J&K since 2019. 

“This would have initiated the much-needed process of reaching out to the people of J&K who are the biggest stakeholders and sufferers of the J&K problem. As far as restoration of statehood is concerned, it has been BJPs commitment on the floor of the Parliament, and they must honor their word. So, any assembly election must be held only after restoration of full statehood for J&K. To this end the PAGD has decided to reach out to other political parties in J&K with a view to take a common position on the issue,” reads the statement. 

However, PAGD also met on Sunday evening under the chairmanship of Dr Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar. 

It is pertinent to mention that the meeting was attended by vice-chairperson Mehbooba Mufti, MY Tarigami, Justice(retd) Hasnain Masoodi, Javed Mustafa Mir and Muzaffar Ahmed Shah.

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