Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party president Syed Muhammad Atlaf Bukhari today welcomed the decision of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) to fight the District Development Council (DDC) elections in J&K.
While addressing a press conference here today, Bukhari said that he is happy with the decision of PAGD and remarked that it was good to see leaders associated with the Gupkar Alliance shunning emotional slogans which have always swayed the youth of J&K towards a “wrong path”.
He said that today’s youth have seen worse situations than ever. “In the past 70 years, whatever was earned was snatched,” he said, adding that J&K Apni Party hasn’t given up the fight for the restoration of Article 370.
“The case is in the Supreme Court. We had five MPs who unfortunately couldn’t save it. Those five people can’t bring back Article 370. Our hope is tied with the SC,” he said.
He further said that they are fighting for it and unless 272 MPs vote for the restoration of Article 370, it can’t be restored.
“Apart from the parliament, our hope is SC and let’s hope for the best,” he said.
Bukhari also said that J&K Apni Party will fight for the protection of land rights. “Industry, we understand but that can’t be at the cost of our youth. This is not the slogan but I assure you that we will fight for the change of land laws,” he said.
“We said that we will get the land laws amended, and we will get it amended through persuasion,” he added.