Gupkar alliance, a union of Jammu & Kashmir’s political parties fighting to restore article 370 met for the first time in six months on Wednesday. The leaders did not change their position on the revocation of article 370 which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The alliance showed its Commitment and will continue its fight to reinstate article 370.
The meeting of the Gupkar alliance was held at the residence of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti to address growing rumors on further bifurcation in Jammu and Kashmir which have created uncertainty.
The members of the alliance have said that taking away statehood was against the federal structure of the constitution. The Alliance has adopted the flag of the erstwhile state of J&K as its symbol and Farooq Abdullah has been chosen as its Chairman.
The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and National Conference(NC) president Farooq Abdullah, CPI (M) general secretary Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami, Anantnag MP Hassnain Masoodi, former minister Javid Mustafa Mir, Awami National Conference vice-president Muzaffar Ahmad Shah, and senior PDP leader Mehboob attended the meeting chaired by Farooq Abdullah.
There have been reports of growing differences within alliance partners, which contested the District Development Council (DDC) in the Union Territory.NC chief Abdullah showing his promptness to work for the betterment of people in the union territory hinted to the central government that the door of the Alliance is open.
Ahead of the Assembly polls in the Union Territory delimitation commission is working to redraw a new constituency. The alliance discusses the issue of being a part of the commission.
Farooq Abdullah is a Member of Parliament (MP) from Srinagar. He showed his concern towards the common people of J&K. He said that the police is being “oppressive against people”.
M.Y Tarigami was appointed as the spokesperson of the PAGD. Earlier Sajjad Lone held the post of spokesperson. He quit the Gupkar alliance after the district development council (DDC) elections.
When the NC chief was asked about the speculations about the further bifurcation of J&K, he said that they also hear these rumors. They have no definite information regarding this rumor.