pni Party president, Altaf Bukhari, on Sunday urged the PM Modi to take necessary follow-through action by restoring Statehood before holding assembly elections in JK.
Bukhari said, “Recently concluded elections should be a reason for the Government of India to ponder over and explore viable possibilities for J&K’s progressive, respectful and accommodative association while restoring Statehood and preserving the peoples’ domicile rights on their land and jobs.”
“People in all the regions and sub-regions of J&K are unhappy with the Union Territory status and feel completely disgruntled and disempowered within the existing administrative structure,” he said.
Bukhari said that “the government of India should respect the peoples’ forceful demonstration of their resilience and commitment to a democratic system and reciprocate with the restoration of Statehood to J&K as soon as possible.”
People in J&K are suffering because there are no public representatives available to them who could make the officers accountable for their duties and responsibilities, he remarked.
He said a vibrant democratic and political system is imperative for a stable Jammu and Kashmir adding that in absence of an elected democratic set-up there can never be desired peace, prosperity and development in the region.