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Cong seeks immediate restoration of J&K’s statehood, release of political leaders
1/17/2020 9:58:52 PM

JAMMU, Jan 17: Congress today sought immediate restoration of statehood and Constitutional guarantees for the protection over lands and jobs and release of all political workers and removal of all sorts of restrictions and curbs upon them to create conducive atmosphere for paving way for holding of early assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.
The JKPCC executive which met here today for the first time after abrogation of Article 370, sought immediate release of all political leaders and activists of congress and other mainstream parties and lifting of all sorts of restrictions on the political activities. Unless it is done no political process can take off and succeed, to create con ducive atmosphere for the holding of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. It sought immediate restoration of statehood status and adequate legal and constitutional guarantees to safeguard the rights over land and jobs and admissions to professional courses and higher portals of education to the local youth.
The meeting which was attended by AICC General Secretary Incharge J&K Affairs Ambika Soni and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Former Chief Minister of J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad and presided over by JKPCC President Ghulam Ahmed Mir, was attended by around 300 delegates from Kashmir and Jammu region including senior functionaries of PCC, former Ministers, ex-legislators, Heads of Frontal Wings and DCC Presidents besides Corporators and other members of the Executive Committee.
The today’s meeting followed detailed deliberations, the two AICC leaders had with top leaders of the party yesterday over the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of special status and dividing & disbanding of the state into UT, apart from detentions of several Congress and important mainstream leaders and workers in the valley and most parts of the erstwhile state.
Most of the participants were critical of the unilateral actions and authoritarian attitude of the government and the administration with regard to the democratic rights of the political workers of opposition parties and the restrictions imposed on them during the period, for no fault of theirs. They were also critical of the kind of restrictions still sought to be imposed on them to carryout usual political activities, and withdrawal of required security cover to the Congress leaders to expose them to the designs of anti-national elements in this sensitive situation.
The participants in the meeting took a resolve to launch a movement throughout Jammu and Kashmir to highlight the aspirations of the people especially with regard to the restoration of statehood status to Jammu and Kashmir besides constitutional safeguards to protect their rights over land and jobs etc.
A resolution was also adopted in the meeting highlighting these demands and various aspects of the situation.
Addressing the participants, LOP in Rajya Sabha and former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad appreciated the party men for remaining committed and steady to the ideology of the party against all odds. He asked the PCC leadership to chalk out detailed programme to launch a movement at various levels to highlight the difficulties, sentiments and aspirations of the people especially the resolution adopted in the meeting. He also cautioned them about the efforts of BJP government to divert the attention of the people from real issues confronting the people.
Earlier, PCC Chief GA Mir briefed the meeting the sequence of events by the situation that emerged in the aftermath of the central governments unilateral and undemocratic action of abrogation of special status. He readout the resolution in the meeting, which was unanimously adopted. Later the visiting leaders left for Delhi after briefing the media persons.

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