Congress exhorts Centre to follow up on all-party meet with PM Modi to restore democracy in Jammu and Kashmir

PM Modi with leaders from Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi

PM Modi with leaders from Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi on June 24.&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspTwitter

Jammu: Two days after a crucial meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress’ Jammu and Kashmir unit chief GA Mir on Saturday said that the central government should follow up on the positives of the critical discussion to help restore democracy in Jammu and Kashmir as soon as possible.

Mir was among the 14 leaders from eight different parties of the Union Territory who attended the meeting chaired by PM Modi in New Delhi on June 24, the first such meet after the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state of J&K into two UTs in August 2019.

Four ex-chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti of the Peoples Democratic Party, Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar of the Jammu Kashmir National Conference and Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress attended the meet along with former deputy CMs Tara Chand, Nirmal Singh, Kavinder Gupta and Muzzafar Baigh.

Mir stated that all political parties responded to the PM’s call, indicating a positive approach for the way forward.

“Now, it is for the Prime Minister to respond to this gesture, and the ball is in the court of the Centre to follow-up the positive outcome of the meeting and create a conducive atmosphere for the early restoration of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said, according to news agency PTI.

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