Srinagar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday said that if his party obtains a public mandate to form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir, it will ensure constitutional guarantees for exclusive land rights to the people. He added it will also redefine the domicile rule to require a minimum of 35 years of residency for eligibility, instead of the current 15 years; and strive for the restoration of statehood to J&K.
Also, he said that Apni Party government would release report cards detailing the government's progress and accomplishments annually to keep the public informed of the achievements.
According to a press note, Bukhari stated this while addressing a large public rally in Rajpora of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district He along with other senior party leaders, received a warm and enthusiastic welcome from the gathered audience at the rally venue.
He said, “We do not believe in political gimmicks, false promises, emotional sloganeering, and deceptive politics. Apni Party was launched in Mach 2020 at a time when there was chaos and uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir due to the August 5 occurrences. People were under the lockdown.”
On the upcoming meeting of delegates from G20 nations in Srinagar, Bukhari said, “This is a proud moment for us to host the delegates from G20 countries, and we wholeheartedly welcome our guests. However, I would like to urge the administration to refrain from arresting young people during this event. I have been informed that individuals who have been involved in objectionable activities in the past are being summoned to police stations as a precautionary measure in the name of security. This must stop.”