DPAP hopes SC will return Art 370, respect sentiments of J&K people

DPAP leaders addressing media persons at Jammu on Saturday.
DPAP leaders addressing media persons at Jammu on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 9: Democratic Progressive Azad Party today said that it hopes the Supreme Court of India will do justice with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and restore the Article 370 in its verdict to be delivered on December 11.
While addressing the media in Jammu, Gen Secretary DPAP, R S Chib said that they are hopeful the country’s highest court will respect the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and will ensure whatever was snatched from us unconstitutionally on August 5, 2019 will be returned to the people.
“We are hopeful the decision is in our favour since it carries the aspirations and sentiments of the people of UT,” he said, adding that it is the time for BJP led Central Govt to return the statehood to J&K.
Chib said that nothing has changed good in the UT and the historic State created by Maharaja Hari Singh is run by an administrator backed from Delhi. “Our people shall have their own elected Government. The privileges enjoyed by its people like Article 35A was given to it by Maharaja Hari Singh,” he said and added that DPAP is fighting the battle of common people and it has remained steadfast in its cause to benefit and support the people.
“BJP betrayed the people of J&K and the rest of country on Kashmir situation. Article 370 revocation changed nothing but brought more terrorism and violence,” he alleged.
Speaking on the occasion, the party chief spokesperson Salman Nizami said, DPAP led by its party chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad fought bravely on the streets and on the floor of Parliament for the people of J&K.
Provincial President Jugal Kishore Sharma said: “We have encounters happening everywhere. Security forces are losing their lives after the August 5, 2019 decision. Jobs and land rights exclusively provided to the local people were granted by Maharaja. Unfortunately the Centre removed all these privileges and reduced the historic State to one of its UTs”.