Will fight for restoration of August 4 position, says Farooq Abdullah after all party meet

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All-party meeting on Gupkar Declaration concluded at Dr Farooq Abdullah’s residence late this evening wherein all the signatories barring Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir participated.

Soon after the meeting concluded, Farooq, who is three-time chief minister and incumbent parliamentarian said that the resolution passed on August 4 last year by the mainstream political parties in the valley has been named as “Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration”.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), addressing the media, Farooq said: “We have decided to name the resolution as ‘Peoples Alliance’ for Gupkar Declaration. Our motive is to fight for the restoration of last year’s August 4 position,” said Farooq who was accompanied by Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Gani Lone, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami and others.

Abdullah also stated that the signatories will also fight for the rights that were snatched last year from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. “We also want that the steps be taken for the resolution of Kashmir issue and all the stakeholders should be taken on board in this regard,” he added.

Farooq further informed media that the next meeting of the signatories will be held in the coming days and the decision taken for the future course of action will be made public on the particular day.