June 2021 News

Central Govt Mulls Out Political Reach Out With Invitation For Round Table Conference On JK

18 June 2021
Kashmir News Service


Srinagar: In a first major path breaking initiative the central government plans to reach out to major mainstream regional and national level political parties for participation in a round table conference likely to be held from June24-June 25 in Delhi. Top sources while disclosing this to Kashmir News Service (KNS) said that formal invitation letters will be sent to all the top leaders of J&K mainstream parties both regional level and national level for participation in the round table conference. The move comes shortly after recent rumours over further bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir which were attributed to handiwork of some ' anti-national elements' by none else than the J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. Rumours of further bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir were witnessed immediately after the replacement of B V R Subrahmanyam as Chief Secretary by Ashok Kumar Mehta an IAS officer of the erstwhile J&K cadre who has occupied several top key positions during his 30 year long chequered bureaucratic career in erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state. Amid rumours over further bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir state Farooq Abdullah led Peoples' Alliance For Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) had after several months of silence held a meeting in Srinagar after which the PAGD leaders reiterated their demand for restoration of statehood and special status revoked by the Central Government on August 5,2019. The major political move of holding a round table conference comes amid fears of further division of Jammu & Kashmir and speculation about participation of three National Conference Parliament Members in the next meeting of the Delimitation Commission.