Srinagar: Former minister and president of Apni Party, Syed Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday said that the Delimitation Commission has not done justice with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and that the draft proposed by the panel is aimed to disempower the people.
Addressing a news conference on the occasion of the party’s foundation day, Bukhari said that the delimitation exercises have been going on for the last 72 days, which were aimed to empower the people, but this time, the exercise is only aimed to disempower people.
He added that the panel didn’t even cover the ground in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that just two days were not enough to come up with facts and make a report.
“I believe that the panel has not even covered the ground. The commission should have spent at least 2-3 days in one district to talk to the people on the ground,” he said.
About Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), Bukhari said that they are against the conglomerate but against their ‘blatant lies’.
“PAGD is misleading people that Article 370 and Statehood will be restored by them, but the fact is that even the assembly can’t restore the statehood and special status,” he said, adding that the conglomerate is trying to show unity by meeting after every three-four months, but the time will come when they will expose each other very badly.
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