People’s alliance for Gupkar declaration, will be soon going to Jammu and have started consultations with people in Kashmir also. Earlier Omar Abdullah concluded such a programme in Kargil as the local leadership conveyed to him that they want to be the part of Srinagar and not to be ruled by Leh.
In the recent past People’s alliance for Gupkar declaration have started consultations with their party activists in Jammu and Ladakh in order to start public contact programmes for the united fight to the decisions of the central government especially in the backdrop of recent amendments to the land laws though exempted for Ladakh.
Before the LAHDC elections, all political forces including local BJP and civil society groups, decided to boycott these elections unless the central government would not publish separate special status or Bode type tribal guarantees for the people of Ladakh. They had a meeting with Union Home Minister Amity Shah who assured them that after the elections, people of Ladakh would get a special status guaranteed by the Union Government.
The boycott call was taken back but the fears among the youth translated during the voting as the BJP could get only 15 seats and Congress performed better than previous year in this election. Local BJP leaders were expecting a clean sweep to win all the 26 seats as they had delivered on the promise to give separate union territory to Ladakh along with fresh assurances that the jobs and land would be protected by a special law from the centre.
People’s alliance for Gupkar declaration is now open and have said that this platform is anti-BJP and not anti-national as being propagated by the BJP at all the levels. This alliance is trying to get the support in all the three regions of erstwhile JK State in order to start a peaceful agitation for the restoration of special status.