PAGD to meet on August 24 at Dr Farooq’s Gupkar residence

Signatories of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD)
File Photo | Members of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Wednesday held a meeting at the former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence

SRINAGAR — To discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a conglomerate of several mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, has convened a meeting on August 24 (Tuesday).

Sources in the PAGD told news agency Kashmir News Observer that the PAGD has called a meeting, which will take place on August 24 at the conglomerate’s president, Dr Farooq Abdullah’s residence.

The meeting will be held at 11:00 AM to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the sources informed.

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Meanwhile, 19 opposition parties on Friday demanded restoration of full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and release of political prisoners, in a joint statement.

In the statement, the political parties also demanded holding of free and fair elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Release all political prisoners in J&K. Restore full statehood including J&K cadre of Central services. Conduct free and fair election at the earliest,” read the opposition statement. However, the joint statement was silent on the demand for restoration of Article 370.

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The online meeting of opposition parties convened by Sonia Gandhi also saw participation of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party, who were respectively represented by Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

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