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Kashmir’s political parties unite to fight for return of autonomy

October 16, 2020 11:32 AM

- Parties form a grand alliance to seek peaceful restoration of region’s autonomy days

Srinagar, October 16
Kashmir’s main political parties have announced a grand alliance to seek a peaceful restoration of its autonomy days after India released the last key Kashmiri political leader from a lengthy detention.

“Our battle is a constitutional battle. We want the government of India to return to the people of the state [of Kashmir] the rights they held before August 5th, 2019, ” Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister of J and k, said on Thursday.

Abdullah was talking to reporters after a meeting of region’s main parties – the National Conference, the People’s Democratic Party, the People’s Conference, the Awami National Conference and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) – was held at his residence in the main city of Srinagar.

On Tuesday, the government ordered the release of another former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti after a 14-month detention.

Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, also a former chief minister, were released by authorities earlier this year.
- Agencies

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