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Thousands attend PDP’s party convention at Charari Sharief

Any tinkering with special status will be fraught with dangerous consequences: Hanjura


Srinagar, Aug 25 (KNS): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday termed safeguarding and defending of Article 35-A as party’s prime responsibility, stating that any tinkering with the state’s special status will be fraught with dangerous consequences on ground.
A party convention was held on Saturday held at central Kashmir’s Charari Sharief that witnessed the participation of thousands of PDP workers and was chaired by the senior party leader and former minister Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura.
In his address, Hanjura stated that the situation would turn precarious and worrisome if any fiddling with Jammu and Kashmir’s special status is done and that the party has always considered itself duty bound to protect JK’s unique position with full might. He added that even when the PDP was part of the government in the state, it engaged the top lawyers of the country to defend Article 35-A at the country’s top court.
He stressed for the need of maintaining the highest vigil so that any assault made against the special position is thwarted and foiled without any delay.
Hanjura further stated that the convention in which people in droves have taken part is reflection of the fact that the party is united and has full confidence in the leadership of PDP President Mehbooba Mufti. “The party is intact and unanimous in pronouncing that it is the just leadership of Mehbooba Mufti which will steer the ship of the state to the shore and will usher an era of tranquility and prosperity of all the regions of the state,” hangar said in his address.
He added that the Charari Sharief area which was facing the neglect of the past regimes has been witnessed massive development since the past three years and what was achieved since the PDP came to power wasn’t achieved in Char-e-Sharief from the past 30 years.
Hanjura further asked the workers and party activists to strengthen the PDP at the grassroots and democratise its mission and goal at large. He added that history bears testimony to the fact the previous regimes so brutally demolished the trust people reposed in them that the vital institutes of democracy were undermined and weakened to the core. “It was the PDP that resurrected the institutions of fair play and rebuilt peoples trust. The need of the hour is to strengthen this party for the future generations and all their endeavours to make Jammu and Kashmir a hub of tranquility and prosperity,” Hanjura said.
Besides the former minister those who spoke to people on the occasion include Nazir Ahmad Yatoo, Aftab Ahmad Mir, Abdul Rahman Nengroo, Ghulam Mohammad Dar, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Master Ghulam Mohi-ud-din, Mohammad Abdullah Bala and several others. (KNS)