Ground Report | New Delhi: Future of Jammu and Kashmir; The all-party meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with 14 leaders of Jammu and Kashmir has ended in New Delhi on Thursday. This meeting lasted for about three and a half hours.
After the meeting, former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Baig said, “In the meeting, the government talked about economic development. Most of the delimitation was talked about. The matter on Article 370 is in the court, so no discussion was held on it.”
BJP leader Kavinder Gupta said, “The bright future of Jammu and Kashmir was discussed in the meeting. All the leaders talked about elections there. The Prime Minister assured that elections will be held thereafter the process of delimitation.”
Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mehbooba Mufti, Ravindra Raina, Kavinder Gupta, Nirmal Singh, Sajjad Lone, Bhim Singh, and many other leaders attended this meeting. Along with this, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Jitendra Singh, NSA Ajit Doval also attended this meeting.
On August 5, 2019, the Narendra Modi government at the Center abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. After this, many mainstream leaders of Jammu and Kashmir including Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah were kept under house arrest for months.
On Prime Minister’s meeting with the leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, J&K National Panthers Party President Bhim Singh said, “I have been invited. Recognized parties have been called. People’s rights, justice, unity, brotherhood, from India.” We have to speak about strength. It is a question of elections, democracy, human rights.”
On the other hand, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Why was the full statehood taken away. The country has got a lot of defamation. Just like the vaccine has been defamed, in the same way, there has been a discredit for this decision.”