This would be the first such exercise to be held between the Centre and Kashmir’s mainstream political leaders since the revocation of J&K’s statehood in 2019.
What Will Be Discussed in the Meeting?
“Unfortunately there is no agenda for the meeting. We’ve been told that it will be open & free debate,” Jammu and Kashmir Congress President Ghulam Ahmad Mir said to ANI.
However, when asked if he is against the restoration of Article 370, Mir dodged the question.
“The statehood of Jammu and Kashmir should be restored,” Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party’s president, Bhim Singh, told ANI ahead of the meeting.
While no agenda has been explicitly stipulated for the meeting, the issues of statehood, legislative Assembly polls, and delimitation are likely to be discussed.
“We will talk about our key agenda for which the PAGD (People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration) came together, which is the restoration of the position in J&K pre-August 5, 2019. This is going to be the first and foremost concern for us. Whatever their agenda for discussion, but this is going to be our agenda,” PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti earlier told The Indian Express.