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Bedrock of the party is based on realism and pragmatic politics: Bukhari

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JKAP pledges to strive for restoration of Statehood, Domicile Laws, early elections, 4G internet

SRINAGAR : Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Thursday concluded a two-days long meeting of its senior leaders that was presided by the party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari at party office in Lal Chowk-Srinagar.

Addressing the meeting, Bukhari said the JKAP was launched with a motive to put all its efforts to reduce the burden of miseries on a common man on the ground. He observed that the bedrock of the party is based on realism and pragmatic politics.

“The political conviction of JKAP is based on a realistic approach to deal with socio-economic and political issues faced by the people of J&K,” he observed, while pledging not to compromise on the basic principles of the party in any circumstance.

Bukhari said that for the last over 70 years of J&K’s history, the political discourse has witnessed commotion and politics of deceit wherein people were subjugated, browbeaten and exploited on one or the other pretexts.

Besides pursuing important socio-political and economic targets highlighted in the party agenda, the JKAP president pledged to press for an early hearing in a petition challenging abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

A party spokesman said that the meeting resolved resolved to file an application before the Supreme Court seeking the listing and an early hearing in a petition filed by one of the JKAP leaders challenging abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A. This task was assigned to party senior leader Jagmohan Singh Raina, one of the first few petitioners who had approached the Supreme Court on the subject.

The meeting also resolved that any further delay in restoration of Statehood by the Government of India will add to the already existing hopelessness and alienation among the people of J&K.  It further resolved that no arbitrary increase in assembly or parliamentary segments by the Delimitation Commission will be acceptable and the party will put forth its viewpoint based on suggestions and objections, if any, before the Commission at an appropriate time.

The party also pitched for early elections in J&K and restoration of 4G mobile internet, the spokesman said.

It was resolved that the Government of India should formulate a special package for the revival of tourism and allied industrial sectors including hotels, handicrafts, tour operators, houseboat owners and Shikara owners which is critical to the revival of the distressed economy of Jammu and Kashmir, said the statement, adding, the party will pursue formulation of a comprehensive job policy to address the mounting unemployment problem in J&K.

The party also advocated a modern healthcare infrastructure in all government hospitals especially at district and sub district levels across Jammu and Kashmir in light of the requirements for battle against COVID-19.

The party also demanded establishment of separate CAT Bench at Srinagar; removal of SRO 202; ensuring rights of locals on geology and mining activities in J&K; immediate completion of Jammu-Srinagar National highway project besides improving Mughal Road and other regional road connectivity links and; immediate relief and rehabilitation of Flood hit families:

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