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PAGD delegation visits Drass, Kargil

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Omar says, people there endorsed Gupkar Declaration

Srinagar: A delegation of Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) today met the leaders of the Kargil Democratic Alliance in Kargil this afternoon.

Earlier, on way to Kargil, the delegation met people in Drass and discussed the contemporary Jammu & Kashmir situation with them.

The delegation is headed by Omar Abdullah, Vice President of National Conference.

The people of Drass in Ladakh have “endorsed” the agenda of the PAGD) Omar Abdullah said on Friday.

Seven mainstream parties of Jammu and Kashmir, including the NC and the PDP, have formed the PAGD for restoration of the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Warmly received by the people of Drass, who in one voice endorsed the agenda of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration,” Omar Abdullah, a former chief minister, tweeted.

In another tweet, Omae said: “A delegation of the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration met leaders of Kargil Democratic Alliance in Kargil this afternoon. All of us united that the pre August 5th, 2019 position must be restored.”

Commenting on the Ladakh visit of the PAGD delegation, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said it was high time someone reached out to the people of Kargil as they “too have grave apprehensions” about the future.

“Glad to see all of you at Kargil to engage with the people. High time someone reached out to them since they too have grave apprehensions about the future,” Mehbooba, also a former chief minister tweeted.

The members of the delegation, which is visiting Ladakh, comprise of NC leader Nasir Aslam Wani, PDP leaders Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura and Waheed Para, and Awami National Conference leader Muzaffar Shah.

This is the first visit of leaders of mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir to Ladakh after the August 05 last year decision of the Centre.

Addressing a gathering in Drass, Omar said that no elected assembly or chief minister of the state have endorsed the decisions of August 05 last year and that “it was forcefully implement which we haven’t accepted and will fight for the restoration of all that has been snatched from us.”

“Not for the chair, power or government formation, but all the regional parties have joined hands with the sole aim to get back what has been snatched, and ensure restoration of everything that has been taken away,” he said.

He said that with support from the people of Drass and Kargil, PAGD will fight for it and achieve the goal and act as a voice for this area.

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