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Bandipora: People’s Democratic Party Leader from Nesbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, Yasir Reshi on Sunday formally resigned from the party. Talking to the news agency Kashmir News Observer, Yasir Reshi said that he has formally sent his resignation to the party. He said that he had already parted ways with the party leadership about two years ago and today he has formally resigned from the party. On being asked about which party he…

Srinagar: In a major setback to the Mehbooba led Peoples Democratic Party senior leader and ex-MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam on Sunday resigned from the basic membership of the party. While talking to news agency Kashmir Dot Com Alam said, “due to internal matters with the party and controversies over the party agenda, I decided to quit the party”. Alam said that he has no future plan of joining any other political party as of now,…

A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court rejected the bail application of PDP leader Waheed Parra in relation to offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). According to a report by Bar and Bench, the Court highlighted that Para is an influential person who won elections to the District Development Council (DDC) even when he was in jail indicating that he could tamper with evidence and influence witnesses if released on bail. “Petitioner is…

Srinagar: The former chief minister of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state was on Monday re-elected as the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mehbooba has been the party president since 2016, after succeeding her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who passed away in January 2016. PDP spokesman said that Mehbooba was unanimously re-elected as party president for the period of three years, adding that her name was proposed by senior party leaders including Ghulam Nabi Lone…

Srinagar: Waheed Para, a leader of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was granted bail by the National Investigation Agency Court on Saturday. Para, the president of the PDP’s youth wing, was summoned by the NIA a day after he had filed the nomination for the District Development Council (DDC) from his home constituency in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. Later, he was questioned and booked for his alleged “close links” with an accused, Irfan Shafi Mir, who was…

The anti-BJP narrative served PAGD just right; in fact, it is the only thing that makes the regional parties “relevant” in the current times. The last time I visited the valley’s unsettled unionist camp was back in June 2019. My editor wanted me to report on the ‘alienated’ local outfits – the feeling of ‘betrayal’ had left New Delhi’s ‘old-loyalists’ in Kashmir, hurt and embarrassed. One such unionist I had met was a close aide…

Para was questioned for two days at NIA headquarters Delhi Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday arrested the PDP’s youth leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para in connection with the DySP Devender Singh and Hizbul Mujahideen commander Naveed Babu’s arrest case. Para’s arrest comes after NIA questioned him for two days at its New Delhi. As per  top NIA officials, today, PDP youth wing president “Para was questioned for the entire day in the New Delhi office of…

‘Apni Party is not B team of BJP’ ‘Wish SC’s verdict on Article 370 will accommodate aspirations of people of JK’  Srinagar: President of Apni Party, Syed Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that his party is not against the newly formed People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), but is against the lies they are spreading. Bukhari while talking to the media persons on the sidelines of party convention in Bandipora, said that the issue of…

Srinagar: Senior Political leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh quit People’s Democratic Party over the seat sharing agreement with other parties of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Decleration (PAGD). Beigh said, “NC is fighting on majority seats. It is not in interests of PDP. I respect Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and I wish them luck. I am leaving PDP on principle.” He also said that he was not consulted regarding seat sharing agreement with PAGD affiliated parties. “I…

Srinagar: A meeting of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of major political parties in Kashmir, will take place at the residence of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday. Aall the PAGD leaders will remain present at the meeting and will deliberate on important issues including upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls and names of candidates to be fielded for the second phase. On Thursday, the PAGD announced the candidates…