Jammu & Kashmir

GoI plans to invite JK politicians for roundtable conference this month

Srinagar: In a first major path-breaking initiative the Government of India is planning to reach out to major mainstream regional and national level political parties for participation in a round table conference likely to be held from June 24-25 in Delhi.

Top sources while disclosing this said that formal invitation letters will be sent to all the top leaders of JK mainstream parties at both the regional level and national level for participation in the round table conference.

The move comes shortly after recent rumours over further bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir which were attributed to the handiwork of some “anti-national elements” by JK Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

Rumours of further bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir were witnessed immediately after the replacement of B V R Subrahmanyam as Chief Secretary by Ashok Kumar Mehta an IAS officer of the erstwhile JK cadre who has occupied several top key positions during his 30 years long chequered bureaucratic career in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Amid rumours over further bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah led Peoples’ Alliance For Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) had after several months of silence held a meeting in Srinagar after which the PAGD leaders reiterated their demand for restoration of statehood and special status revoked by the GoI on August 5, 2019.

The major political move of holding a round table conference comes amid fears of further division of Jammu and Kashmir and speculation about the participation of three National Conference Parliament Members in the next meeting of the Delimitation Commission. (KNS)


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