Bukhari reiterates demand for restoration of statehood, Assembly polls


SRINAGAR: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday reiterated his party’s demand for the restoration of J&K’s statehood and the immediate holding of assembly elections.
He was addressing a party convention at south Kashmir’s Devsar Kulgam, where the party workers and people gave him a rousing reception on his arrival at the venue.
while said, “Apni Party is committed to the people that it will not leave any stone unturned to ensure J&K’s statehood is restored back. Also, I assure you that we will do everything to protect J&K’s Muslim-Majority character.”
He also demanded an immediate holding of assembly elections here so that people can elect their own representatives to run the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir.
Demanding the assembly polls without any further delay, Bukhari said, “As per the essence of democracy, people have the right to elect their own representatives to run the administrative affairs, and they should not be deprived of this constitutional right for a long time.”
He assured people that Apni Party will continue its struggle to ensure peace, prosperity and development of Jammu and Kashmir, and economic and political empowerment of its people.
Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari urged people not to trust the traditional political parties and their leaders if they claim that they will get Article 370 and 35 A back.
He added, “You should not trust those who have failed you time and again in the past. They are the same people who have been misleading you for decades for their own political interests.” Taking a dig at the conventional political parties and their leaders, Bukhari said, “The same leaders who are complaining about the injustice today, made people suffer when they were at the helm of affairs. They are the ones who brought draconian laws here to punish the people just because of ideological differences.”

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