|Indian PM Modi meet J&K all party Leaders (courtesy Khan Shamim)|
(Muzaffarabad) (june 24, ) – (ATIF MAQBOOL) This was the first such meeting after almost 22 months after the steps taken by the state to end the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and declare it a Union Territory instead of a state.
The meeting was attended by four former Chief Ministers of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Ghulam Nabi Azad, as well as all the traditional leadership of Jammu and Kashmir.
Prior to the meeting, rumors were rife that various news and speculations were being discussed on social and electronic media. It is too early to say what the outcome of today’s meeting will be
While the attitude of the Indian government was not very soft in the meeting, on the other hand, a clear line was drawn between the two units of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, ie, the leadership of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Gupkar Alliance, comprising political leaders from the Kashmir Valley, insisted on the full restoration of the state, including Articles 370A and 35A, but the government did not respond effectively and focused on strengthening the democratic process. The Gupkar Alliance also demanded the release of the jailed separatist leadership, which the government has not yet complied with.
On the other hand, the leadership of Jammu did demand the restoration of the state, but no demand was made for the restoration of Articles 370 and 35A. The Congress demanded the restoration of statehood as well as protection of land and jobs for the people of the state. Also demanded
Prof. Bhim Singh, a senior politician from Jammu and President of the Panther Party, said that the accession of Maharaja Hari Singh to the Indian Parliament has not been ratified by the Indian Parliament till October 26, 1947. I was able to integrate
Amidst different demands, concerns and rumors, everyone seemed to agree that the democratic process should continue. The Government of India made it clear that elections would be held in Jammu and Kashmir as soon as the delimitation was completed The government has demanded the restoration of statehood before the elections
Now it remains to be seen whether such meetings will continue. On what terms will the state be restored? Will the state be restored without Ladakh?
Can Article 371 be applied to Jammu and Kashmir instead of Article 370?
These are all questions whose answers are likely to be seen in the near future. Due to two years of intense internal and global pressure, India has taken the path of dialogue, although some of it has not yet emerged. Something is likely to change
At present, the state of Jammu and Kashmir is fighting for identity and survival on both sides. If the statehood of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir is restored and the current status of Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir is maintained, then there is a hope that this former The princely state can be united, so the fight for identity and survival needs to be fought better on both sides of the aisle. This is the secret of our survival, otherwise our existence and identity will not last long.