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Apni Party frustrated by unity of political parties on Gupkar declaration: NC

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday said that Apni Party’s singular purpose is to protect the interests of their masters in New Delhi by demeaning collective efforts of Gupkar signatories aimed to restore the Special Status of J&K as guaranteed in the constitution of the country.

Dismissing the sordid assertions of Apni Party Chief Altaf Bukhari, NC spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, “Bukhari has accepted the abrogation of Art 370 & 35 A as fait accompli and wants J&K people to gulp down the indignation and slur J&K was subjected to. NC refuses to do that and has taken upon itself to come with a unified platform in the form of Gupkar declaration to get the state’s special status back. The party has already taken the battle to the Apex Court.”

While referring to Bukhari’s claim that the political parties in J&K had premonition about the abrogation of Articles 370, 35A, Imran said such unsubstantiated statement reveal his aversion for the widespread unity brought about the endeavors of Dr. Farooq Abdullah and various other signatories of Gupkar Declaration.

“Altaf Bukhari has obliquely claimed that he was aware about the planned abrogation of Articles 370 and 35 A. Prior to Aug 05 2019, he was a senior member of PDP. Would he care to explain what he was doing about it? Did he try to stop it or warn others about the abrogation? Why he kept mute?” he said adding that it seems Bukhari has accepted the Aug 05 decisions.

“Had Altaf Bukhari cared to read the Gupkar Declaration he would not have made such illogical statements.  Every time, he speaks, it is either about power or position and government formation. The Gupkar declaration is about restoring J&K’s special position which was illegally, unconstitutionally snatched on 5th Aug 2019,” he said adding, “It is not just here in Jammu and Kashmir, that the political parties are striving to protect the legitimate interests of the natives, elsewhere also different political parties have come on a single platform and are speaking in one voice to secure the interests of their people. Only the Apni Party is treading on a path which is detrimental to the interests of the people of J&K.  The Gupkar Declaration emphatically represents the mood and feelings of people of J&K while the Apni Party is serving the interests of New Delhi, by weakening the widespread concord on the matter,” he said.

He further said that Altaf Bukhari being nonplused by the unity of all the political parties was now unashamedly taking refuge under Islam as a last resort to save his face value and to protect him from the political bewilderment.

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