JAMMU, Dec 11: In an informal meet between Dr Farooq Abdullah (MP and president, National Conference) and Prof Bhim Singh (president, J&K National Panthers Party) at Jammu, the issue of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir was discussed and it was resolved to launch an effective movement together for immediate restoration of Statehood.
Both the senior leaders called President of India to restore the Statehood in J&K which was demolished by the BJP Government on August 5, 2019. They expressed their anguish sharing the emotions of the masses of the erstwhile State. They alleged that since reorganization of J&K, people are suffering political and administrative uncertainty. There is no rule of law or accountability at the levels of Centre and the State, they added.
Dr Farooq Abdullah had come to visit and enquire about the health of Prof Bhim Singh. He wished health and long life to Prof Bhim Singh so that both can work together to get people of the State justice denied to them since August 5, 2019. They resolved to launch an effective movement together for immediate restoration of Statehood and ensure equitable development of the 3 regions, ensuring employment to educated, skilled and technically highly qualified youth of the UT.
It was felt by both the leaders that Muslims and Hindus in the State alone can ensure security of each other. “The security of the people is not only the job of Police, Army and paramilitary forces. The ‘Hatred and Distrust’ has to be eliminated which has been ingrained by the present political ruling party,” they added.
Both the leaders discussed the possibility of holding a meeting of all State recognized political parties namely NC, PDP and JKNPP to discuss the movement for restoration of Statehood and State Assembly elections. Dr Abdullah suggested the name of Mohd Yousuf Tarigami CPI (M) leader in J&K for bringing all the parties together. He proposed the meeting of all State recognized political parties on December 19 at Jammu.