‘People’s Alliance’ To Meet Today

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Srinagar: The ‘People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration’, an amalgam of mainstream leaders striving for restoration of the Article 370 and statehood will hold its next meeting on Saturday at People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence.

All the members of the group have been invited for the meeting, which is scheduled to start at 2:30 am at Mehbooba’s Gupkar residence, news agency KNO reported.

The members of the alliance have resolved to fight for the restoration of Article 370 as well as for the resolution of Kashmir issue.

Quoting sources, the report says that the conglomerate is likely to announce its chairman, vice -chairman, general secretary and others.

“Farooq Abdullah is likely to be announced as head of the group while PDP President Mehbooba Mufti and People’s Conference chairman Sajad Ghani Lone would be given important positions,” they said.

CPI (M) senior leader and former MLA Kulgam, M Y Tarigami said that he has no knowledge about the structure taking place in the group. However, he said the meeting is being held in which future course of action will be decided.

Earlier on October 15, the major mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir forged an alliance to fight for the restoration of the erstwhile state’s special status.

The alliance was formalised after two hours meeting of the signatories of Gupkar declaration at the residence of National Conference president Farooq Abdullah here.

Soon after the meeting concluded, NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah had said that all the signatories of the Gupkar declaration have decided to forge an alliance to fight for the restoration of special status.

“Our motive is to fight for the restoration of August 04, 2019 position,” he had said, adding that the alliance will fight for the rights that were snatched last year from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

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