SRINAGAR: Amid chaos and tensions all over the valley, an all-party meeting was called by the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The meeting was held at the residence of National Conference President Farooq Abdullah.
The meeting comes amid rising tension following the build-up of 35,000 troops in the valley from last many days. The call also comes amid concerns about the state’s special status. Mehbooba claimed police did not allow a meeting to be held at a local hotel.
“The political parties here had decided to hold a meeting, at a hotel today. But the police has issued an advisory to all hotels not to let political parties hold any meeting in hotels. So we’re holding a meeting at 6 pm today,” she said.
“Evacuate yatris, tourists, labourers, students & cricketers. Willingly create a sense of panic & distress but don’t bother giving Kashmiris a sense of relief or security. Kahan gayi insaniyat, kashmiriyat aur jamhooriyat?” she wrote on her twitter handle earlier.
Meanwhile, at the culmination of the meeting a statement was issued by the spokesman of National Conference.
“Representatives of different political parties was held at the Gupkar residence of Dr. Farooq Abdullah President JKNC to deliberate upon the prevailing political situation triggered by massive deployment of security forces, advisories issued, abandonment of Amarnath Yatra midway, and forced removal of tourists from the valley,” said the spokesman.
The meeting was presided over by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, was attended by Mehbooba Mufti, President JKPDP, Patron PDP Muzaffar Hussain Beg, Abdul Rehman Veeri GS PDP, Sajad Ghani Lone Chairman JKPC, Imran Reza Ansari, Abdul Ghani Vakeel, Taj Mohiudin Vice President JKPCC, M Y Tarigami CPIM, Vice Presidnet JKNC Omar Abdullah, MPs of NC, Justice Hassnain Masoodi, Mohamad Akbar lone, provincial president JKNC Nasir Sogami, Shah Faesal, PUF, Ali Mohammad Sagar GS JKNC, Muzaffar Shah ANC, Uzair Ronga PUF, Suhail Bukhari PDP.
“It was unanimously resolved that all the parties would be United in their resolve to be protect and defend identity, autonomy and special special status of the JK against all attacks and onslaughts whatsoever. That modification, abrogation of articles 35a, 370, unconstitutional delimitaion or trifurcation of the state would be an aggression against the people of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh,” said the spokesman.
The spokesman said that the parties participating in the meeting resolved to seek audience with the President and Prime Minister of India and the leaders of other political parties to apprise them of the current situation and make an appeal to them to safeguard the legitimate interests of the people of state with regard constitutional guarantees given to the state the constitution of Our country.
“They will also apprise them of the unwholesome consequences bound to follow the unconstitutional violation of these guarantees. The representatives of the political parties resolved to remain together and stand united in their struggle for safeguarding identity autonomy and special status of the state,” said the spokesman.