Srinagar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday underlined the urgency and significance of restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and urged the Government of India not to delay its announcement any further.
Bukhari was addressing a day long convention of Party workers from Shopian on Sunday at the party office in Lal Chowk, Srinagar.
An Apni Party spokesperson said that on this occasion, two Block Development Council Members, over a dozen Panchayat members along with scores of prominent political activists from the Shopian District joined the Party. “The BDC members who joined the Party included: Manzoor Ahmad Malik (BDC Kangiullar) and Shameema Akhtar (BDC Ramnagri). Mohammad Aehsan Pal former Block President National Conference, Mohammad Rafiq Aawan and Ali Mohammad Wana were among scores of prominent political activists who joined the Apni Party on this joining ceremony,” he said.
The Party President welcomed the new entrants while expressing that Apni Party is for the people and stands always committed to resolve the issues faced by them.
“People of J&K are suffering immensely as they have been disempowered by snatching their Statehood. Right now, people of J&K have no say in the governance. This is why Apni party wants an early restoration of Statehood so that people enjoy a transparent, fair and accountable system of governance,” Bukhari remarked.
The Apni Party President held emotive politics responsible for the political instability in this region, saying that hollow promises and emotive slogans have always distracted people from the practical issues. “As per our commitment we put in all our efforts to ensure the release of thousands of Kashmiri detainees who were lodged in different jails across the country. We secured protection of rights on jobs and land in J&K through domicile laws. Similarly, I assure you that Apni Party will leave no stone unturned till the Statehood is restored to J&K,” Bukhari said.
He said that he was confident that the elected DDCs and BDCs will always be at the service of the people. “The people have put their trust in us and we will honor that conscientiously,’’ Bukhari said