Restoration of autonomy our principal objective: NC

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday said restoration of autonomy is primary objective of the party. 

“The party is not seeking anything novel or outside the ambit of constitution of India but is seeking the restoration of autonomy to the state,” NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said addressing series of worker’s conventions at Ashmukam, Pahalgam and Khanabal.

“We have been demanding for the restoration of the position that our state enjoyed until 1953. Our party is seeking the restoration of the position to the state that was achieved by our state through Delhi agreement. We are the only Muslim majority state of India; Maharaja’s accession with the union of India was purely restricted to certain areas,” he said. 

“However what was achieved by the leadership of our party was unscrupulously eroded by the successive state governments after the unconstitutional and illegal arrest of Sher- e- Kashmir. Our state is not like any other state of India; the people at the helm of affairs in New Delhi should understand that they are dealing with an area, historically and geographically and in all manner of things with a certain background. They have to be men of vision and there has to be a broad minded acceptance of facts.”

Among others party senior leaders Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, state secretary Sakina Itoo, district president Altaf Kaloo, south Zone president Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri, Pir Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Shafi also addressed the workers and impressed upon them to effectively engage with the people.