Farooq, Mufti Give Shape to Alliance for ‘Restoring J&K’s Status’

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National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah on Thursday, 15 October, announced the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, with the aim to restore J&K's Constitutional status as it existed before 5 August last year.

The announcement came after an all-party meeting at Abdullah's residence in Srinagar, that was attended by Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who was released after over a year in detention just two days back.

With this, the political parties in Kashmir gave a formal shape to their alliance formed after the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir last year.

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"We have named this alliance as People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration. 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 5 August 2019," Abdullah was quoted as saying.

The alliance favours initiation of dialogue between all stakeholders for the resolution of the J&K issue, he added.

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(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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