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PAGD says disappointed by the outcome of meeting with PM on June 24

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


In a surprise development People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) held a meeting to take the stock of the situation after their meeting with Prime Minister on June 24 and claimed that they were disappointed with the outcome of the meeting as New Delhi has taken no confidence building measures to build trust and a way forward to bring people of Jammu and Kashmir out of the present mess.

People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) said that they will meet the other political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to look for common ground for all those demands which were raised in the all party meeting with PM.

On Monday People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) statement said, “The PAGD reiterated its commitment to fight together to reverse the unconstitutional and unacceptable changes foisted on the people of J&K on 5th August 2019 using all constitutional, legal, and political means at its disposal. PAGD’s struggle for undoing these changes will continue as long as it takes while striving to achieve this objective as early as possible”.

“All the members of the PAGD expressed their disappointment at the outcome of the Delhi meeting especially at the absence of any substantial Confidence Building Measures such as releasing political and other prisoners from jails and taking concrete steps to end the siege and atmosphere of suppression that has choked J&K since 2019,” the PAGD statement further said.

“This would have initiated the much-needed process of reaching out to the people of J&K who are the biggest stakeholders and sufferers of the J&K problem. As far as the restoration of statehood is concerned, it has been BJPs commitment on the floor of the Parliament, and they must honor their word. So, any assembly election must be held only after the restoration of full statehood for J&K. To this end the PAGD has decided to reach out to other political parties in J&K to take a common position on the issue,” PAGD further said in the statement.


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