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Gupkar Declaration renamed as People’s Alliance

Opposition party members who met in Srinagar on Thursday have renamed Gupkar Declaration as People’s Alliance and stressed on restoration of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Kashmir based parties that were signatory to the declaration met at the residence of  sitting MP and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah after the release of former Chief Minister of J&K and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.

Abdullah said “We have named this alliance as People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration. Our struggle is a constitutional battle, we want the government of India to return to the people of the State the rights they held before 5th August 2019.”

People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration aims to restore JK’s constitutional status as it existed before 5 August last year.

Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, Sajad Gani Lone, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami and other partners of the alliance were present in the meeting. J&K Congress chief GA Mir could not attend the meeting because of health reasons.

It’s an alliance formed by the original signatories to the Gupkar Declaration and has been given a proper name and structure today. The parties include NC, PDP, CPI(M), Peoples Conference (PC), JKPM and ANC.

Abdullah said that the signatories will also fight for the rights that have been taken away from the state of 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 said 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.

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