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Omar chairs 5 hour party meet, attendees support ‘efforts’ to restore J&K’s special status

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Srinagar: A five-hour meeting of National Conference South Zone functionaries presided by party vice president Omar Abdullah was held at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar.

A party spokesperson said that the participants unanimously reiterated their support to the underway efforts of the party president Farooq Abdullah for the restoration of the constitutional position of J&K, which was unconstitutionally and unilaterally rescinded on the 5th of August last year.


Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, State Secretaries Sakina Itoo, G A Shah, Zonal President South Kashmir Dr. Bashir Ahmed Veeri, MP Hasnain Masoodi, District Presidents Abdul Majeed Larmi, Showkat Hussain, Altaf Kaloo, Gh Mohiudin Mir, Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar spoke on the occasion. Party Treasurer Shammi Oberoi, Vice Provincial President Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Provincial Secretary Showkat Mir, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, Women’s Wing Provincial President Er. Sabiya Qadri were also present in the meeting.

They also raised the issue of prolonged incarceration of many mainstream political leaders and other grass root level workers.

While expressing outrage on the continuous incarceration of party workers and functionaries, the participants said the kith and kin of those in detention are worried  about their wellbeing, and have had no respite since August last year.

“The participants also highlighted the trepidation of people in their areas on account of the previous clamp down and subsequent COVID-19 induced lockdown,” the NC spokesperson said.

Speaking on the occasion, the functionaries also highlighted the “widespread administrative inertia, development deficit and unaccountability on ground”, he said. 

“The meeting continued for a marathon five hours and saw active participation of each and every functionary,” the spokesperson added.

Among others Syed Tauqeer Ahmed, Sheikh Muhammad Rafi, Muhammad Kahlil Bandh, Ghulam Nabi Bhat Adigami, Muhammad Abbas Dar, Abdul Rahman Tantray, Safdar khan, Pir Muhammad Hussain, Shabir Kullay, Block presidents were also present in the meeting.

Omar while addressing the meeting asked the party functionaries to remain in touch with the people and highlight issues of public importance in their respective constituencies. 

“The functionaries conscientiously discussed various issues concerning the party in particular and people in general,” the spokesperson said.