Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) president, Syed Altaf Bukhari is likely to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in next few days. As per sources, Bukhari would call on PM Modi and Shah regarding the new domicile law for Jammu and Kashmir.
Government of India had recently issued an official gazette defining the new laws. JK Apni Party leaders confirmed that Bukhari during forthcoming meeting would apprise Modi and Shah that the new unsatisfactory domicile law is not in sync with the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir. Reacting to the Domicile order, Bukhari had earlier demanded that the order be put in abeyance till the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
“It is most unfortunate that such an important order has been issued at a time when the whole country is battling for its survival and is under strict lockdown to stem spread of deadly Coronavirus disease. While JKAP had been vehemently demanding Domicile Rights on land and jobs for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the order issued by the union government reflects a casual exercise carried out at bureaucratic level without taking aspirations and expectations of people into consideration,” Bukhari said in a statement issued.
He demanded that the order be put in abeyance till the country is out of dangers arising out of COVID-19 deadly disease. “This Order in its entirety is a casual attempt, cosmetic in nature, to hoodwink the people of Jammu and Kashmir who genuinely believed that post October 31, 2019 their rights and privileges in the matter of employment and other rights would remain as it had been,” the JKAP president remarked.