Abrogation of Art 370, 35-A: AJCSF, DSS discuss impact, repercussion

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 18: Heads of various organizations, services veterans and distinguished citizens from all walks of life joined with All Jammu Civil Society Forum (AJCSF) and Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) and amicably discussed various impacts and repercussions of the recent decisions of the Central Government regarding abrogation of Article 370/35A and also the re-structuring of the J&K.
The unique synergized configuration of Jammu leaders jointly welcomed the recent, necessary and bold decisions of GoI of abrogation Article 370 and 35A.
They said that the development in the last 73 years after Independence, have shown that these provisions have proved counterproductive and harmed the State and its people without gaining any benefits of these provisions.
All members present at Dogra Bhawan condemned the house arrest of former Minister, President DSS and Convener AJCSF Gulchain Singh Charak, who was to preside over this meeting.
They urged upon the Governor administration to release Charak immediately and warned the authorities for serious consequences if nationalist forces/Dogras are harassed and mishandled.
Prominent among those who addressed the meeting were Anil Suri Ex-President Bari Brahmana Industries, Colonel Vir Sahi, Neeraj Anand Chairman Chamber of Traders Federation, Zorawar Singh General Secretary Press Club Jammu and Chairman Team Jammu, TS Reenb Ex-Chairman Federation of Industries, Rajesh Padgotra Provincial President Panthers Party, GA Khwaja General Secretary DSS and Gambhir Dev Singh.
Prominent organizations that were represented in the meeting included General GS Jamwal Chairman Ex Services League, Manmohan Singh Ex-Mayor Jammu and President Jaat Mahasabha, KB Jandial, OP Gupta General Secretary Mahajan Sabha, Rameshwar Manhas President Jammu Private Schools Coordination Committee, Raghbir Chander Gupta General Secretary Traders Federation, Amanat Ali Shah, Kulbir Singh, Hakumat Singh, Kailash Langer, Rakesh Charak (Raka), Dr OP Saini, Advocate Ishant Gupta, Rajinder Mehta and Khajoor Singh Joint Secretary JKNPP.