The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on June 22 agreed to attend the all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, alliance chairperson Dr Farooq Abdullah said.
The decision was made after a meeting of the alliance leaders at Srinagar.
“Mehbooba Ji, Mohammed Tarigami sahib and I will attend the all-party meeting called by the Prime Minister. We hope to keep our agenda before Prime Minister and Home Minister,” Abdullah told the reporters.
The Gupkar Alliance is a seven-party alliance of mainstream parties, formed to campaign for the restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
According to reports, PM Modi called the all-party meeting last week, the leaders may discuss restoration of statehood and other important issues concerning the union territory.
“Whoever is invited is going. Our agenda is known. We will reiterate our stand of Gupkar alliance. We will play advocates to the aspirations of Jammu and Kashmir,” People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said.
“Statehood (for Jammu and Kashmir) is the Prime Minister’s own commitment. They won’t be doing us a favour by giving us statehood back. Gupkar Alliance has been formed for the restoration of what was taken away from us on August 5, 2019,” Ms Mufti added.