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Kashmir Meet | PM Urges All Parties To Participate In Delimitation Process; Statehood, Elections Later

After 22 months of political deadlock in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds an All-party meeting with the representatives of mainstream political parties from Jammu and Kashmir at his official residence in New Delhi.

LIVE UPDATES: 

  • Home Minister spoke before the Prime Minister and said that they are committed to restoring the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir, says Ghulam Nabi Azad 
  • All leaders demanded statehood. To which PM Modi said, the delimitation process should conclude first and then other issues will be addressed. It was a satisfactory meeting, said, Muzaffar Hussain Baig
  • We put forth five demands, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad
1. Restoration of statehood
2. Assembly Elections
3. Guarantee on Domicile rules regarding Jobs and Land
4. Return of Kashmiri Pandits
5. Release of all political prisoners
    • Election process to begin after delimitation, and every party will be heard: Altaf Bukhari
    • PM Modi committed on restoring statehood to J&K. Discussions on Development, Jobs and land, says Altaf Bukhari
    • The meeting ends after over 3-hours of marathon deliberations.
    • Meeting underway

  • The Gupkar Alliance is likely to demand the restoration of statehood before elections as well as the release of all political prisoners in the meeting with Prime Minister: Reports
  • All the leaders invited for All Party Meeting have arrived at the PM house for the meeting,
  • All-Party Meet to begin Shortly
  • “I am here as I’m invited (to the All-Party Meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi). The statehood of Jammu and Kashmir should be restored”: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party President Bhim Singh (ANI)
  • “For now, we will not talk about this. People of Jammu and Kashmir are in distress since Aug 5, 2019 decision of degrading and bifurcating the state,” says J&K Congress president, Ghulam Ahmad Mir on being asked if he is against the restoration of Article 370. (ANI)
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at Om Modi’s official residence to participate in the meeting with J&K Political leaders 
  • J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha arrives at PM Modi’s residence
  • Ahead of 3 PM meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, J&K BJP leaders reach party headquarters for a meeting with party top brass

The meeting called by the Prime Minister is seen to begin the political process in Jammu and Kashmir, which was reduced to two Union territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh on August 05, 2019, after the passage of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.

Sources told New Bridge, the talks will be held at Prime Minister Modi’s official residence, 7, Lok Kalyan Marg at 3 PM. Home Minister Amit Shah will also be present at the meeting.

Reports say, that though the government is clear that there is no going back on the removal of Article 370, while statehood can be discussed.

Reports added that the main agenda for the government will be seeking cooperation from the political parties on the delimitation exercise underway for the Assembly seats.

However, in Kashmir, the parties that make up the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) like the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC), will stick to their position of seeking the restoration of Article 370, and the immediate restoration of statehood for Jammu and Kashmir.

Live Updates to Follow Shortly: 

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