PDP For Unity Among Political Groups To Protect Special Status


SRINAGAR — Asking the Governor’s administration not to tinker with the special status of the state, the PDP also called upon the political groups to unite for the protection of state’s special status.

The party stressed this at a convention of central Kashmir chaired by its Vice President Abdul Rahman Veeri. The convention was attended by scores of party functionaries, district zonal, block presidents and workers at the party head office here. Among others party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Noor Mohammad, Dr Shafi Ahmad Wani, Nazir Ahmad Khan also addressed the workers and the party functionaries.

The speakers expressed concern over the escalation of religious violence in several states of India stating that such incidents “need to be stopped at an earliest as hate campaign against the Muslims in the country has been witnessing an unprecedented upsurge”.

They further pitched for the necessary measures that could stop the fanatic “groups from instigating violence in the otherwise harmonious and tolerant country.”

According to party spokesman the speakers expressed serious worry over the spike in the incidents of cow vigilantism by the fanatic groups stating that polarization of communities could turn the situation catastrophic in future.

The party spokesman further stated that the meeting termed the recent orders issued by the Governor’s administration in the state as worrisome including the ones related to turning Jammu and Kashmir Bank into a PSU and changes in the PRC norms. They stated that the Governor administration should restrict itself to its role and shouldn’t act beyond the mandate.

The PDP leaders also asked the political groups of the state to rise above the “party affiliations and join hands so that the onslaught against state’s integrity is thwarted with unanimous efforts.”

“It is once again being made clear before the people at the helm that if they don’t rollback the decisions aimed at diluting state’s special status, a full fledged peoples’ movement will be initiated against such state actions,” party’s General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone said while addressing the participants.

Later on, a unanimous resolution was passed in the meeting in which party workers and functionaries affirmed their full support to the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti in her efforts to get the state out of the present crises.

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