Dogras have shown big heart for migrants from Kashmir, Chenab Valley, and Pirpanjal: Altaf Bukhari
JAMMU: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari today said that the Dogras have shown their big hearts towards the migrants and displaced people from Kashmir, Chenab Valley, and Pirpanjal by accommodating and sharing resources with them.
“How can we forget Jammu’s brotherhood, hospitality, and accommodating attitude towards the people who got displaced from their native places from parts of Kashmir, Chenab Valley, and Pirpanjal during the peak of terrorism in the 90s,” said Altaf Bukhari while addressing a joining programme which was organised by Youth Wing Provincial President Jammu, Vipul Bali.
On this occasion, former State Secretary PDP Ravi Bali along with dozens of his supporters joined the Apni Party in presence of Altaf Bukhari and other senior leaders. Bukhari welcomed him into the party fold and hoped his joining would strengthen the party.
“Jammu is a city where Dogras have a big heart. They showed their hospitality and helped the Migrant Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmiri Muslims, people from Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri, and Poonch Districts who had to abandon their homes and escape to live a peaceful life in Jammu. I express my gratitude towards the people of Jammu who shared their resources with the migrants/displaced persons from various areas,” Bukhari said.
“People from different faiths live in peace with each other and share grief and happiness together without any communal tension for the last many decades,” he said.
“Jammu is a symbol of unity, and equal opportunities where people respect each other and there is no place for hate,” he added. He said that the Apni Party also believes that the people should live together and all the regions should be treated equally.
Meanwhile, he said that the people of both Regions have suffered in absence of an elected Govt and there is a dire need to hold assembly elections in J&K as early as possible.
He said that the people of J&K have been deprived of their constitutional right of having an elected Govt as LG rule is not an alternative to civil rule.
“People feel disempowered and the holding of assembly election is the only option to restore the lost hope among the people,” he said and asked the party leaders and workers to work among the people and spread the message of the party among the people at the grassroots level.