Farooq Abdullah appointed prez, Mehbooba VP of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The ‘People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD)’ has announced Dr Farooq Abdullah as its president and Mehbooba Mufti as Vice-president while Sajad Lone will be the spokesman.

The PAGD said that the flag of erstwhile J&K state will be the symbol of the group.

The decision was taken in a two-hour-long meeting of top leaders of the alliance held at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence in Srinagar.

Talking to the media persons, Sajad Lone, who has been appointed as spokesperson of the group, said Farooq Abdullah has been appointed as president of the group while Mehbooba Mufti will be its vice-president. He said that M Y Tarigami has been appointed as convener of PAGD while Hassnain Masoodi will be its coordinator.

He further informed that during the meeting, it was decided the flag of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State will be the symbol of the group.

Lone added that the next meeting of the group will be held in Jammu within two weeks.

He added that the group has decided to come up with a document on lies being spread against people of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The whitepaper will compare the reality and false propaganda on the ground,” he added. He also said that the group is going to hold a convention on November 17.

Meanwhile, Farooq Abdullah while talking to the media persons said that it is being propagated that the group formed by the leaders is anti-national. “The group is not anti-national, but anti-BJP,” he stated.

He said that the BJP has tried to divide people and are making attempts to break the federal structure of the country, but it won’t succeed. “It is not a religious fight but the fight for the identity of the nation,” he said.

-CHK