NC Delegation Meets PM; Presents Memorandum

KL Report


Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Tuesday sought early consideration of the Autonomy Resolution passed by the State Legislature with two-third majority and urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to announce measures in this regard.

In a memorandum, submitted to the Prime Minister by a high level delegation led by Member Parliament Dr Mehboob Beg at Srinagar this evening, NC described autonomy as bedrock of the party and emphasized its resolution as guaranteed by Constitution of India.

The memorandum included, inter allia,  implementation of  the Working Groups and the Group of Interlocutors, Indo Pak Talks, dialogue with all shades of opinion in the state, trade and movement across the LoC, opening of more routes, revision of special package for Kashmiri migrants, special package for PoK Refugees of 1947, 1965 and 1971 , package for earth quake affected areas, rehabilitation and return of misguided Kashmir youth from across the LoC, special recruitment package for the youth of the state in the Defense, Para-military Forces, Central Govt Departments, Banks and other Central Govt Undertakings.

The delegation also demanded reservation for the Paharis without affecting the reservation available to the Scheduled Tribe and any other community.  The delegation also sought special package for the rehabilitation and resettlement of the people living between the IB/LoC and the defence fence from Kathua , Rajouri, Poonch to Gurez.

The delegation urged the Prime Minister for consideration the reports of the various Working Groups as also the one submitted by the Interlocutors report.

Stating that NC has always remained a votary of cordial Indo-Pak relations, the memorandum appealed the Prime Minister to enter into a sustained and meaningful dialogue with Pakistan for peace and stability in the sub-continent. It also stated that the resolution of Kashmir issue required a permanent solution and for achieving it there was a need to engage all stake holders, irrespective of shade of opinion they represent because for sustainable lasting solution it is essential to evolve a consensus among different groups who represent different aspirations and the solution that emerges out of the dialogue should be a solution which should be acceptable to all the stake holders.



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