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Restore statehood to J&K, before assembly polls: Bukhari to Delhi


Apni Party (AP) President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari urged the central government to restore statehood to and before the forthcoming assembly elections are held.

Bukhari was addressing a party rally at Keller Block in Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday, where the locals and his party supporters accorded him a rousing reception on his arrival.

According to a press statement issued here, Syed Altaf Bukhari urged the union government to restore statehood to J&K before the assembly elections are held here. He said, “Since the Union Government has committed that it will restore the statehood to J&K, it will be a great initiative if the commitment is fulfilled before the forthcoming elections.”

“Statehood is something that the J&K's people feel a longing for since it was snatched away on August 5, in 2019.” He added.

Bukhari also demanded that the young Kashmiris who are currently behind the bars should be given a chance to get back into the mainstream.

He said, “Several youngsters from this beautiful place have been in jails for quite a long time. The Apni Party wants that these youngsters should be given an opportunity to get into the fold of the mainstream.

Bukhari, while explaining his party's vision for J&K, said, “Our policy is very clear. We want sustained peace, durable prosperity and development of Jammu and Kashmir, and economic empowerment of its people. God has bestowed us with the kind of natural resources and potential that many places in the country can only dream of. We just need to harness our potential with scientific principles. Unlike the traditional political parties, the Apni Party is focused on our policy of peace, prosperity, and development in J&K.”

While talking about Apni Party's post-August 2019 role, Syed Altaf Bukhari said, “After the occurrences of August 5, 2019, everybody was skeptical about the future occurrences. People feared that they would be pushed to the wall further. But the Apni Party took an unpopular, yet greatly significant initiative of meeting the Prime Minister and Home Minister. We ensured that our land and are secure. We made the Prime Minister and Home Minister announce that there will be no demographic change in Jammu and Kashmir. This was our contribution at the time of crisis, and we feel proud of the initiatives that we have taken post-August 2019 to protect the rights of the people.”

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