*Cong to hold protests for restoration of statehood tomorrow
JAMMU, Oct 30: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) will hold peaceful protest dharna for early restoration of statehood, tomorrow, on the day of fourth year celebrations of the downgrading of the Dogra state into UT is being done by UT government.
In a meeting at party headquarters here today, PCC President Vikar Rasool Wani took stock of the preparations for the commemoration of 39th Martyrdom Day of former Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi ji, tomorrow, followed by holding of a peaceful protest dharna for restoration of statehood and early elections to the state assembly as well as ULBs & Panchayats.
Wani, had announced on October 25 at a rally at Rajouri that Congress shall oppose the move to celebrate UT divas, by the BJP, on the day our state was downgraded to UT & shall seek restoration of statehood with early assembly elections.
Wani asked senior party leaders in the meeting today that party shall convey a strong message of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, who want early restoration of statehood and assembly elections without further delay. The people of J&K feel betrayed by the downgrading of historical state & more particularly, non fulfilment of the promise on the floor of the parliament regarding early restoration of statehood.
He said the BJP government’s move to celebrate UT divas on completion of fourth year of UT, is adding insult to the injury.
Working President Raman Bhalla, Senior Vice Presidents Th Balwan Singh & Ravinder Sharma, Vice presidents Vinod Sharma, Ved Mahajan, Yash pal Kundal, Rajnish Sharma, General Secretaries Shashi Sharma, Pawan Raina, Gurmeet Singh, Narinder Sharma, Narinder Gupta, T S Tony, Amrit Bali, Thomas Khokhar, Santosh Majotra, Mahila President Shameema Raina, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Karan Bhagat, Vijay Sharma, DCC Presidents Manmohan Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Vinod Khajuria and Parvez Ahmed Wani, Rajveer Singh, Vijay Shastri, Pawan Bhagat, Shamsher, Parshotam Mehra, Camres David, Kuldeep Kumar BDC, Charanjeet Bhagat, Parveen Bibi, Com Gurmeet Singh and several others attended.