SRINAGAR — In a significant development, the newly formed People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Friday joined hands with Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) to fight for the restoration of Article 370 and reunification of erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing the media men outside the Circuit House Kargil, Omar Abdullah said that the PAGD and KDA will continue to fight for the restoration of Article 370 and 35-A politically and legally in every peaceful manner.
He said that both PAGD and KDA have the same agenda that, “We don’t accept the decision of last year’s August 05, neither the bifurcation of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir and creation of two separate UTs.”
Responding to a question about the participation of Kargil leadership in PAGD meeting, Omar said that they expect the participation of Kargil leadership in the meetings of People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD).
To a question about the intentions to meet the Ladakh’s Apex Body for the 6th schedule, Omar said that the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is ready to hold talks with anyone who is willing to talk.
He said their fight is against BJP and it (BJP) doesn’t represent the nation (India).
“Our demand is totally within the parameters of the Indian Constitution which existed already and for that PAGD and KDA won’t step back,” he said.
Omar said that people in Jammu have strongly opposed the last year’s August 05 decision like the people in Kargil.
Asgar Ali Karbalai on behalf of the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) said that deliberations were held regarding pre and post-August 05 situation with the PAGD delegation and both have a common agenda of restoration of the erstwhile State of J&K along with Article 370 and 35-A. “Both PAGD and KDA are committed to the restoration of Article 370 and 35-A,” he said.
Meanwhile, sources said that KDA got support from Islamia School Kargil, Imam Khomeni Memorial Trust, Sahib-e-Zaman Trust Kargil, Jamiat-e-Ahli Sunnah, Ahle Sufiyan Naqshbandi and Students Education Movement Kargil.
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