September 2020 News
JKAPs Agenda On Restoration Of Article 370 Akin To Gupkar Declaration: Chowdhary Zulfiqar Ali4 September 2020
Kashmir News Service
Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader Chowdhary Zulfiqar Ali Friday said the agenda of JKAP on restoration of Article 370 is akin to Gupkar Declaration though party is not part and parcel of the forum. Talking to media in Jammu, Chowdhary clarified that JKAP will always work as per the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir and added JKAPs agenda on restoration of Article 370 and 35(A) is akin to Gupkar Declaration. 'Though JKAP is not part and parcel of Gupkar Declaration but our agenda on the restoration of special status of J&K is akin to Gupkar Declaration', he said. He said party is committed to fight for the lost identity of J&K and said bringing statehood back to J&K is our prime priority. Former CAPD minister said that Article 370 and 35(A) were sovereign promises by Union to J&K but was stripped without taking genuine stakeholders into confidence. Terming the decisions taken on August 5, 2019 'unilateral', Chowdhary asserted that there is not a single person in Jammu and Kashmir who seconded the abrogation of special status of J&K. 'JKAP believes that the lost identity of J&K will be restored only through political and legal means' he said and added the case is currently sub-judice in Supreme Court (SC). He further said that JKAP is not satisfied with Domicile Law as people across the UT have grave apprehensions about their future, be it jobs, land or else.