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J&K All Party Meeting: Demand For J&K Statehood, Reversal Of Article 370 Abrogation Raised

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a three-hour meeting with top political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir at his official residence in New Delhi on June 24.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a three-hour meeting with top political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir on June 24, at his official residence in New Delhi.

This was a crucial meet with 14 leaders, including four former chief ministers, in attendance to chalk out the future political course of action in Jammu and Kashmir.

Peoples Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti shared her reaction after the meeting and said that she told the PM of how the abrogation of article 370 is unacceptable.

Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad were some of the leaders present at the All Party Meeting with Narendra Modi. Home Minister Amit Shah was also present in the meeting.

The issues of delimitation, statehood, and elections in Jammu and Kashmir had been discussed in the meeting.

The Gupkar Alliance, a group of seven parties led by Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, had said that they would press for the restoration of full statehood and special status at the meet. Congress also echoed the same demand.

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, said that they informed the Prime Minister that they don’t stand with what was done on August 5, 2019 — when the Centre revoked Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and are not ready to accept it. He said that they demanded the reversal of such a decision.

Senior Congress leader & former J&K CM Ghulam Nabi Azad raised 5 issues in the all-party meet.

The government had called this all-party meeting to strengthen the political process in Jammu and Kashmir.

This was the first high level interaction between the central government and Kashmir’s political leadership since 2019, when the centre scrapped Article 370 and 35A, which gave special status to J-K and its people.

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