Srinagar, June 22 (MNN) The PAGD on Tuesday announced that the leaders of the constituent parties would attend the all-party meeting called by the Indian government on June 24 in Delhi.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti said that PAGD leaders will participate in the meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but there would be no compromise on the now-revoked Article 370 of the Constitution.
She also asked the central government to hold talks with Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir when it was allegedly holding dialogue with the Taliban abroad.
The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is a conglomeration of seven regional political parties in Jammu and Kashmir which aim at restoration of special status of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state.
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah is president of the alliance, which was formed after the Indian government revoked Article 370 and 35A of the Indian Constitution on August 5, 2019, to end the then state’s special status and dividing its into two new union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
On June 20, the PDP’s Political Affairs Committee discussed the invitation extended to Mufti Mohammad by the Indian government and authorised her to take a final decision at the PAGD meeting on Tuesday.
PAGD leaders earlier in the day met at former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s Gupkar Road residence in Srinagar and discussed the central government’s invitation to the leaders from Jammu and Kashmir for the meeting.