Jammu & Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah is head of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, Mehbooba Mufti VP, Sajad Lone spokesman, flag of erstwhile State of J&K to be flag of alliance

Report from Kaamran Rashid Bhat;

Srinagar: The Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration on Saturday announced Dr Farooq Abdullah as its president and Mehbooba Mufti as Vice -president.

The decision was taken in a two-hour-long meeting of top leaders of the alliance held at PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence.

Talking to the media persons, Sajad Lone, who has been appointed as spokesperson of the group, announced that Farooq Abdullah has been appointed as president of the group while Mehbooba Mufti will be its vice -president. He added that M Y Tarigami has been appointed as convener of PAGD while Hassnain Masoodi will be its coordinator.

He further informed that during the meeting, it was decided the flag of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State will be the symbol of the group.

Lone added that the next meeting of the group will be held in Jammu within two weeks. He added that the group has decided to come up with a document on lies being spread against people of Jammu and Kashmir. He added the white paper will be the tribute to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The whitepaper will compare the reality and false propaganda on the ground, he added. Correspondent, he also said that the group is going to hold a convention on 17th November.

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Meanwhile, Farooq while talking to the media persons said that it is being propagated that the group is formed by the leaders is anti-national. The group is not anti-national, but anti-BJP, he said.

He said the BJP has tried to divide people and are making attempts to break the federal structure of the country, but it won’t succeed. It is not a religious fight but the fight for the identity of the nation, he said.

The meeting of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration began at PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar residence this afternoon.

The top leaders who participating in the meeting include were Dr Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Gani Lone, M Y Tarigami, Omar Abdullah and Ravinder Rana.