On Thursday, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah called a group meeting. Those leaders, who attended the meeting included Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajjad Lone, and they issued a joint statement on Article 370 on August 4, 2019. All the leaders have condemned the removal of Article 370.
The group of political parties is fighting for the restoration of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. They declared that the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir was unconstitutional and declared a struggle for its restoration.
The foundation for the formation of the Gupkar group was laid a day before the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, when the meeting of these six parties, which are members of the group, was held at Farooq Abdullah’s residence on Gupkar Road. A joint statement was issued after the meeting, in which the members of all the parties agreed to maintain the special status, identity and constitution of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
After being under house arrest for 221 days, Omar Abdullah gave the first interview to a news channel. He said that we are fighting for our right. The decision of the Center is not in the interest of the people of the state.In the group meeting, Omar Abdullah said that it is a series started on 4 August 2019. Omar said: “Please don’t question my anger. Why don’t you ask those who locked us up? We’re not begging the government of India. Our fight is in the Supreme Court. I’m not going to go to PM Modi with a begging bowl. No government lasts forever. We will wait. We will keep the pot boiling. We will not give up.”
He said the alliance is a constitutional and peaceful way to “get back what was snatched from us unconstitutionally and illegally”.