Bukhari asks people to hold peaceful protests against Delimitation panel’s proposals
Srinagar: Apni Party president, Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Saturday asked people to hold peaceful protests against the Delimitation Commission’s proposals of adding six Assembly seats to Jammu and one to Kashmir province.
Talking to media on the sidelines of a party function, Bukhari said the protests should be held on daily basis against the commission’s recommendations.
“Apni Party rejects Delimitation Commission’s proposal and I think protests should be held on daily basis to convey a message to the people sitting at the helm at the center that such recommendations are unacceptable,” he said adding everyone should become the part of these protests.
The former minister also appealed to the Centre to release former MLA Langate, Er Rashid so that he could also be able to participate in political activities.
“Er Rashid was also a mainstream politician; he was a public servant and not the leader of any separatist group. It’s on record that Apni Party has always batted for his release as he is a loved leader among the youth. He must be released so that he is also able to participate in political activities for upcoming Assembly elections,” added Bukhari.
Commenting on continuous closure of Srinagar’s Jama Masjid, the Apni Party leader appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to ensure religious activities are resumed in the historic mosque at an earliest.
“We have time and against appealed to the government to allow people to offer regular prayers at Jama Masjid. I once again personally appeal to the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to make sure that the historic mosque is opened for religious activities,” he added.
He also appealed to the Center to release Kashmiri students who were booked under sedition law for celebrating Pakistan’s win against India in T-20 world cup match in October this year.