A Communist Party of India delegation Wednesday called on National Conference President, Farooq Abdullah at his residence here and extended the party’s support for “Gupkar Declaration.”
A statement said the CPI delegation led by Abdur Rehman Tukroo expressed complete unison with Abdullah in his efforts towards restoration of what was snatched from people of J&K on August 5 last year.
“The visiting delegation discussed various facets of unprecedented developments that took place last year and its far-reaching repercussions on people of Jammu and Kashmir,” said the statement.
It said the visiting delegation rejected the status quo on the issue and appreciated the National Conference President’s call for forging unity to work towards reversal of measures undertaken by the government of India on August 5 last year.
The statement said General Secretary, CPI D Raja has also expressed his unequivocal support for the objectives of Gupkar Declaration which endeavors to strive peacefully for restoration of rights of people which that were stripped last August.
While speaking on the occasion, the statement said, Abdullah told the delegation that the changes done on August 5 were “spiteful and unconstitutional”, directly redefining the very identity of people of J&K.
He said peace loving people of J&K have withstood unabated repression and coercion following drastic and unconstitutional changes.
“These are testing times for us. It is elevating to see CPI support Gupkar Declaration. I appreciate the CPI leadership for lending support to a common cause and for raising concerns of people of J&K at various forums nationally in an unadulterated manner,” he said.