June 1, 2023

Jammu and Kashmir: Sources say the assembly can happen any day subsequent week (File)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably name an all-party assembly on Jammu and Kashmir subsequent week to debate restoration of statehood and different vital points regarding the union territory, in his first main outreach to finish the political deadlock that started with the revocation of Article 370 in 2019.

“We have been intimated about a meeting next week. We are waiting for a formal invitation,” a senior Jammu and Kashmir chief advised NDTV.

Sources say the assembly can happen any day subsequent week. “May be on June 24. We are expecting an invite for the meeting,” a frontrunner mentioned.

Ahead of the reported assembly, Home Minister Amit Shah in the present day met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and prime safety and intelligence officers.

In August 2019, the centre had scrapped Article 370 that gave a particular standing to the previous state. It had additionally bifurcated the state into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

All prime leaders in Jammu and Kashmir – together with Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah – had been arrested earlier than the centre introduced the mega choices in parliament. They have been launched months later.

NDTV had last week reported that the centre was likely to initiate the political process that has been just about non-existent since 2019.

The centre can be anticipated to debate the meeting elections in Jammu and Kashmir.  The polls have been pending since 2018, when Mehbooba Mufti had snapped ties along with her coalition accomplice, the BJP.

The Gupkar Alliance or PAGD, the seven-party amalgam shaped to assist restore the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir — has indicated its willingness to affix the talks.

The centre had held native our bodies’ elections in Jammu and Kashmir in December by which the Gupkar Alliance received greater than 100 seats and the BJP emerged as the one largest social gathering with 74 seats.

The improvement comes months after India and Pakistan introduced a ceasefire alongside the Line of Control, the primary main peace initiative since 2019.

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