Former Jammu & Kashmir CM and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has accepted Farooq Abdullah’s invitation to attend the meeting of the Gupkar Declaration signatories at his residence at 4 pm today.
The invitation was extended when National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met Mufti along with his father Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday after she was released from fourteen long months of detention.
Talking to the media after the meeting, Omar said there was no political motive behind the meeting.
Current political situation in J&K to be discussed
“My father and I called on Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba this afternoon to enquire about her well-being after her release from detention. She has kindly accepted Farooq Sb’s invitation to join a meeting of the Gupkar Declaration signatories tomorrow afternoon,” Omar tweeted.
He further said that they will also look at the current political situation in J&K. After meeting Farooq and Omar, Mufti said it was nice for them to come home.
“It gave me courage listening to him. I’m sure together we all can change things for the better,” she said in a tweet.
What is Gupkar Declaration?
Political parties in J&K issued a resolution ‘Gupkar Declaration’ a day before the abrogation of Article 370 after an all-party meeting was called on August 4, 2019, at the residence of Farooq Abdullah.
The parties present at the meeting arrived at a consensus that they would protect and defend the identity, autonomy, and special status of Jammu and Kashmir together. The group met again in August this year and vowed to fight for the restoration of the special status of J&K.
The former J&K CM was released from detention on Tuesday night after the administration revoked the Public Safety Act charges against her. After her release, she shared an audio message calling the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 an “insult”.
“We need to take back what Delhi Darbar took away from us illegally and in an undemocratic manner. The issue of Kashmir needs to be resolved as well. I know the path won’t be easy but we need to continue with this struggle,” she added.
Source: Times Now