J&K Political Parties and Social Groups Call for State Restoration Ahead of Prime Minister’s Visit | India News


JAMMU: A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, a Jammu-based morcha from major political parties and social organizations, including the Congress and the National Conference, pleaded on Saturday for the immediate restoration of statehood and democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.
All United Morcha Parties (APUM), which also includes CPI(M), CPM, Dogra Sadar Sabha, United Peace Alliance and the Internationalist Democratic Party, have called for the intervention of the Prime Minister to address the shortcomings of the draft proposal prepared by the boundary commission for J&K.
Addressing a joint press conference here, morcha leaders including Chief Congress Spokesman and former lawmaker Ravinder Sharma, former MP Sheikh Abdul Rehman and former National Conference Minister Ram Paul , observed a two-minute silence to pay their respects to the CISF officer. who died in a terrorist attack on a bus in the Sunjwan area of ​​Jammu.
Two members of the Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide squad were also killed during the encounter which lasted over five hours.
“Jammu and Kashmir is going through a crucial phase as our historic state has been brutally dismembered and decommissioned. We have also been deprived of a democratically elected government since June 2018,” Sharma told reporters here.
He said the morcha held a discussion last week and decided to come together and remind the prime minister, who is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, of his promise to the people regarding the restoration of the state.
Sharma said all parties are united in their demand for speedy restoration of statehood and democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Rejecting the draft boundary commission report for J&K, the congressional leader said, “It’s a big fraud with the people because there are many gaps, and the report is out of step with the realities ground and is likely to cause enormous inconvenience to the Public.”
National Panther Party leader and former minister Harsh Dev Singh has drawn the Prime Minister’s attention to the ever-increasing unemployment at J&K and called on him to prioritize addressing the concerns of the educated unemployed and underemployed on the territory of the Union.
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