All Party Meet: PC, Apni Party, Congress Said Art 370 Is Subjudice

SRINAGAR: Peoples Conference,  J&K Apni party and Congress all said they didn’t raise Article 370 as it is sub-judice in court.

Speaking to media persons after the Prime Minister’s all-party meeting, Peoples Conference’s Muzafar Baig said, “It was a cordial and very dignified meeting. We were in agreement to work together for democracy and for promotion national cause.”

He said the demand for restoration of statehood was raised by many. “He (Prime Minister) said that they will consider restoration of statehood. The demand was raised overwhelmingly.”

He said the government of India will hold elections after the delimitation exercise was completed. “There was no timeline given.”

Meanwhile, PC Chairman Sajad Lone said that he doesn’t wish to speak in the media because whatever he had t raise he told the prime minister.

“We came out quite positive. There will be some delivery for the people of J&K,” Lone said.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “Home Minister said the government is committed to granting statehood to Jammu and Kashmir. All leaders have demanded the same”:
“All elections are done. There can be no time more suitable than this to restore the statehood,” Azad said.
“We kept five demands in the meeting- granting statehood; conducting assembly elections to restore democracy, rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in J&K; release of all political detainees and on exclusive domicile rules for J&K re3sidents,” Azad said.
He said the government told them that Article 370 cannot be debated as the matter is subjudice.

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party President and former minister Altaf Bukhari said they didn’t raise Article3 370 as it is subjudice in court.

“The delimitation exercise was discussed and the prime minister assured us that after delimitation exercise gets over, the assembly elections will take place,” Bukhari told media persons after the all-party meeting.

“The talks were held in a good atmosphere today. The Prime Minister heard our issues of all leaders. He (Prime Minister) said that the election process will begin when the delimitation process finishes,” Bukhari said.

“The PM asked all to participate in the delimitation process. We have been assured that this is the roadmap towards elections. He also said that we are committed to the restoration of statehood”, added Bukhari.

Further, Bukhari said that everyone was heard patiently by the Prime Minister.

“PM is a fatherly figure and he heard everyone patiently”, Bukhari said to reporters.

The Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration is yet to speak about the meeting.

Further details awaited.


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