PDP Held First Meeting after Abrogation of Article 370

PDP Held First Meeting after Abrogation of Article 370

Srinagar:  On Wednesday, the regional People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held its first meeting in Srinagar over a year after the Government of India stripped the Article 370 and bifurcated the erstwhile state into two Union territories of Jammu—Kashmir and Ladakh.

As the meeting was held at PDP headquarter in the absence of Party President who is under house arrested from over the past one year since the Centre stripped the semi-autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting was attended by party leaders including Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, Khursheed Aalam, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Suhail Bukhari and some others.

“We are here to register our protest against the atrocities that are happening to Kashmiris and also against the undemocratic treatment that is being given to us. This same government is engaging China through diplomatic channels but when it comes to Kashmir and Kashmiris different yardstick is being applied,” said youth President Waheed Parra.

As per Para, “Government of India is lying to the world about peace and development in Kashmir post abrogation of Art 370 when in reality nothing is peaceful. If Kashmir is peaceful why the government is reluctant to provide 4G internet services which is banned for the last 13 months now. There is no development at all, everything is a hoax,”

Meanwhile, leaders of PDP not only demanded the release of its Party President, Mehbooba Mufti but also demanded release of all political prisoners in JK.

Earlier, a meeting was called by the party which was not allowed by the authorities by imposing restrictions on the movement of party leaders from their residence.

Meanwhile on PDP meeting Omar Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir tweeted, “Good to see Youth JKPDP make a start with political meetings. Political activities must resume unhindered and the administration is duty bound to ensure a level playing field for all political parties.”

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