People Of Drass Have "Endorsed" Gupkar Declaration Agenda: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah: Seven mainstream parties of Jammu and Kashmir, including the National Conference and the PDP, have formed the Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration for restoration of the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

People Of Drass Have 'Endorsed' Gupkar Declaration Agenda: Omar Abdullah

Warmly received by the people of Drass, who endorsed Gupkar Declaration, Omar Abdullah said

Srinagar:

The people of Drass in Ladakh have "endorsed" the agenda of the Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said today.

The delegation, led by Omar Abdullah, is now in Kargil to begin consultations with the people "on the road ahead" for Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven mainstream parties of Jammu and Kashmir, including the National Conference and the PDP, have formed the Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration for restoration of the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 5 last year, the Centre had abrogated the special status of the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

"Warmly received by the people of Drass, who in one voice endorsed the agenda of the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration," Omar Abdullah, a former Chief Minister, tweeted.

"People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration is heading to Kargil to hold consultations with the people to chart out the road ahead," he said on Twitter.

Commenting on the Ladakh visit of the Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration delegation, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said it was high time someone reached out to the people of Kargil as "they too have grave apprehensions" about the future.

National Conference's Farooq Abdullah is the Peoples' Alliance for Gupkar Declaration's chairman and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti its vice-chairperson

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"Glad to see all of you at Kargil to engage with the people. High time someone reached out to them since they too have grave apprehensions about the future," Mehbooba Mufti, also a former Chief Minister tweeted.

The members of the delegation, which is visiting Ladakh, comprise of National Conference leader Nasir Aslam Wani, PDP leaders Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura and Waheed Para, and Awami National Conference leader Muzaffar Shah.

This is the first visit of leaders of mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir to Ladakh after the August 5 last year decision of the Centre.
 

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