Gupkar Declaration Has A Name, Peoples’ Alliance

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SRINAGAR: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that we have named Gupkar declaration as People’s Alliance.

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Chief Farooq Abdullah chairs a meeting of signatories to the Gupkar Declaration, at his residence in Srinagar, Thursday, October 15, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Dr Farooq said, “our battle is a constitutional battle, we want the government of India to return to the people of the State the rights they held before August 5 2019.”

Gupkar Declaration Signatories addressing a joint press conference after meeting at National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah’s residence on Thursday, October 15, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The meeting was held at NC President Dr Farooq Abdullah’s residence in which all the signatories of the resolution including the former chief and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, PC Chairman Sajad Gani Lone and other participated.

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However, Congress’s Jammu and Kashmir unit president Ghulam Ahmad Mir couldn’t attend the meeting. As per the Congress statement, Mir cannot attend the meeting due to some medical emergencies and stated that he has already conveyed the message to Farooq Abdullah.

Gupkar declaration is a resolution passed by National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress, Peoples Conference and other mainstream political parties on August 4, 2019, to defend J&K’s special status.

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