Hitting out at Jammu and Kashmir’s traditional political parties for creating a wedge among the two regions, Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari today said “We are committed to bring the two regions and the people of different religions together. The people also extend their support to the policy and agenda of development.”
Bukhari said that his Party aims to bring communities together by encouraging brotherhood and communal harmony with the policy of unity and equitable development in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was speaking at a joining program in Jammu at Gandhi Nagar Office of Apni Party that was organized by SC State President, Bodh Raj Bhagat. On this occasion, dozens of prominent people, and PRIs joined the Apni Party in presence of Party President Altaf Bukhari, Senior Vice President, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Provincial President, Jammu, S. Manjit Singh, Senior Provincial Vice President, Faqir Nath and others.
Prominent social activist, Joginder Sangam; Panch, Dharamveer Sharma; Parashotam Singh Chib, Chanderan Bhadarwaj; Ram Lal Kaith; Mangol Chib; Subash Chander alongwith their supporters joined the Party.
While welcoming the new entrants into the party folds, he hoped that their joining would strengthen the party at the grass root level.
He said that the Apni Party’s agenda of development and bringing unity in the society has attracted the people and they have pinned their hopes with the Party after developing feelings of estrangement with the traditional political parties in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The traditional political parties propagated a policy of division on the regional and religious bases to garner vote banks from the people of Jammu as well as Kashmir. However, they never told the truth to the people,” he said.
He stated that the Apni Party came into formation when no other political party or politician came forward to raise the voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir when their land and jobs were at risk.
“We came to the forefront without care for the outcome and raised the issue of jobs and land so that it can be protected for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The Apni Party remained successful in protecting jobs and land for the people of J&K,” he further added.
Asserting that there is no justification to the violence, he said that the solution of problems lies with the Govt of India and Apni Party will continue to highlight the public issues for their peace and development in J&K.
Meanwhile, he expressed concern over the ceasefire violation in Arnia’s International Border villages and condemned that attempt to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere.
“People of J&K want peace and our fight to maintain the peaceful atmosphere in J&K will continue,” he said. He also asked the Govt to construct more community bunkers for the civilian population and maintain them properly so that they can be used during the cross-border shelling.