CPI Supports Gupkar Declaration

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Unionist parties during a meeting on the eve of August 5, 2019 at senior Abdullah’s Gupkar residence.

Srinagar: A Communist Party of India delegation on Wednesday called on National Conference President Farooq Abdullah at his Gupkar residence and extended the party’s support for the Gupkar Declaration.

The CPI delegation led by Abdur Rehman Tukroo expressed complete unison with the party president in his efforts towards the restoration of what was snatched from the people of J&K on August 5th last year, a party spokesperson said.

The visiting delegation, he said discussed various facets of unprecedented developments that took place last year and its far-reaching repercussions on the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The visiting delegation rejected the status quo on the issue and appreciated the party president’s call for forging unity to work towards the reversal of measures undertaken last year on august the 5thby GOI,” the party spokesperson said.

“The General Secretary of the CPI Mr. D Raja has also expressed his unequivocal support for the objectives of the Gupkar declaration which endeavors to strive peacefully for the restoration of rights of the people that were stripped on 5th of August,” he said.

The party president speaking to the delegation said the changes done on August 5th were spiteful and unconstitutional, directly redefining the very identity of the people of J&K. He said the peace loving people of J&K have withstood the unabated repression and coercion following the drastic and unconstitutional changes.

“These are testing times for us. It is elevating to see CPI support the Gupkar Declaration. I appreciate the CPI leadership for lending support to a common cause and for raising the concerns of the people of J&K at various forums nationally in an unadulterated manner,” he said.

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