Various delegations call on PAGD at Jammu

RBD, Ikk Jutt Jammu protest near Farooq Abdullah’s residence

Bhim Singh shown door from the party after meeting PAGD

KD Desk

Jammu November 07: Various delegations drawing from cross-section of the society on Saturday met the constituents of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration at the residence of its chairman and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in Bathindi.

The delegations held detailed discussions with PAGD constituents over the prevailing situation of Jammu and Kashmir, and conveyed their support to the PAGD in its fight for restoration of special status to J&K, a spokesperson of the Alliance said in a statement.

He said that all senior leaders of PAGD constituents comprising National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, People’s Conference, Awami National Conference, CPM and JK People’s Movement were present and patiently listened to the issues raised by different delegations.

The major delegations which converged at the residence of Farooq Abdullah comprised Sikh groups, Gaddi and Sippi leaders, members of Kashmiri Pandit community, transporters, Gujjars and Bakerwals, residents of Bathindi and Sunjwan, delegations of Scheduled Caste and OBC communities, IAS aspirants, BSP and delegations from Chenab Valley and Pir Panchal.

During the discussions, they assured that they would fight for the identity and dignity of people of J&K. The delegations said that they would fight with PAGD for the restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

It is pertinent to mention here that several Shiv Sena workers were on Saturday detained in Jammu after they staged a protest against the meeting of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) at Farooq Abdullah’s Bathindi residence.

Reports said Shiv Sena, Ikk Jutt Jammu and Rashtriya Bajrang Dal (RBD) staged a protest to oppose the meeting of alliance in Jammu.

The trio parties shouted slogans against the PAGD leaders and assmebled close to Farooq Abdullah’s residence to stage a protest.

However scores of Shiv Sena workers were detained during the protest after they tried to march towards Farooq’s residence.

Meanwhile, Professor Bhim Singh who nurtured and found National Panthers Party was shown door after his meeting with the leaders of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) in Jammu on Saturday.

The decision was announced by Chairman of Panthers Party Harsh Dev Singh in a press conference.

“Party has decided to remove Bhim Singh from the post of NPP’s patron. He had gone to meet PAGD in his ‘individual’ capacity. Hence, Bhim Singh will have no right in decision making of the party in future. He has been removed from all the posts of the party and furthermore he has grown old and doesn’t know what he talks,” Party Chairman, Harsh Dev Singh said.

He said that “Panther’s party will fight for the rights of Jammu region. Party leaders will sit together and decide the future course of action.”

He said that they stand for India and “we do not support any anti-India stand. It is nationalist, secular and democratic party which takes along all people alone in Jammu region from all religious communities.”

 With out naming leaders or party that are part of People Alliance for Gupkar Decleration, Singh said: “We have no place in a party for those who support an anti-national agenda.”

 He alleged that leaders who are part of the PAGD never spoke or represent Jammu Muslims.

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