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PDP appeals PM to not alter J&K’s constitutional position

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Srinagar, Aug 03: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday appealed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that no unilateral decision was taken at any level that impinges upon the current constitutional arrangement and complexion of Jammu and Kashmir in the Union of India.

According to a party press release, in a meeting presided over by the PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar, top PDP leaders urged the Prime Minister to give due consideration to the fact that people of the state have always reposed faith in the constitutional and democratic ethos of the country and any unilateral decision to alter the constitutional framework governing the state would be a travesty.

The party leadership hoped that the present dispensation headed by PM Modi will respect the sentiments of the people and their views on the current situation, which is perceived as grave enough to cause avoidable commotion, the party press release said.

It said PDP also urged the central government to dispel impressions caused by recent developments on ground. “The party feels that it is moral and legal responsibility of the government to do so because the state is under the president’s rule.”

Press release said the meeting endorsed and appreciated the role of Mehbooba Mufti in forging unity across political spectrum on the issue of common concern and mandated the president to take any further initiatives in the direction of protecting state’s identity and special status.

The meeting also appreciated the role and response of other political parties of the state who are also avowed to the protection of constitutional guarantees of the state, the safety, security and dignity of the people state.

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