UT status to J&K not acceptable to Jammu people: JPPF

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 6: JPPF said that Union Territory (UT) status to Jammu and Kashmir is not acceptable to the public of Jammu province.
While talking to the media persons, M S Katoch, Working President of JPPF said that they welcome the decision of scraping Article 370 and abrogation of Article 35 A. “We also welcome the decision of making Ladakh a full fledged UT, but downgrading of Jammu and Kashmir is not acceptable”, he said, adding that the Union Government has not taken into consideration the sentiments of Dogras and leaders of Jammu while preparing the architecture of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The position of Dogra’s who are the founder of the State and sacrificed their life to create this state have not given due respect and regard”, he said, adding that the Central Government is worried about Kashmir only.
“Home Minister Amit Shah has assured that full State status will be granted if situation improves but Jammu is already peaceful”, Katoch said, adding that very shortly a meeting of all stake holders of Jammu Province will be called to decide future course of action and if need be the matter will be taken to streets to awaken the people of the province.
Among others present were Paviter Singh President JPPF, ML Sharma, Avinash Bhatia, Balwan Singh, PR Slathia, Resham Singh, Gurmit Singh, Sunita Sharma, Ajit Singh Adyal, Pratap Singh Jamwal, Charanjit and Naresh Thapar.