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New Delhi: Bhartiya Janta Party’s General Secretary Ram Madhav said that besides Pakistan’s dominant influence on Kashmir politics, the young population of Kashmir is getting truly internationalized as one finds Turkey, a Saudi, a Malaysia and an Iran in Kashmir today. He said of-late, even China entered the popular chatter on the streets of Srinagar. In an opinion piece titled A New Challenge in the Valley, the BJP leader said: “Turkey’s profile is rising fast…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference chairman, Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday wrote a letter to President PAGD, Farooq Abdullah, stating that his party is no longer part of the PAGD. In his letter, Sajad Lone has stated the purpose and sentiment of the PAGD was not being followed on the ground. “This alliance needed sacrifice. Every party had to sacrifice on the ground in terms of giving space to fellow allies. No party…

Srinagar: The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of seven political parties, on Thursday asked the JK administration to reciprocate the verdict of people in DDC elections and not “facilitate moves by some people to attract independents.” “We met and expressed gratitude to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. To those people who voted and even to those who did not vote for us. Gratitude to them who came out in very large…

Srinagar: CPI (M) on Wednesday said that the success of the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) in the maiden District Development Council (DDC) elections is a clear answer as what the people of Jammu and Kashmir want. “The participation of the people in large numbers in these polls is a clear indication that people of J&K want to fight for their snatched constitutional rights in a democratic manner. The verdict is an eye-opener for…

Srinagar: National Conference Party President and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said the massive mandate to PAGD spells out people’s rejection of August 5 measures. “Despite beating every drum, people of JK have firmly and avowedly rejected the misguided policy of BJP and its ilk in Jammu and Kashmir,’ Farooq said while addressing scores of party workers, YNC, Women’s Wing functionaries, Block Presidents from District Srinagar at Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. Farooq said that…

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has said that People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), an amalgam of seven political parties which has been formed to fight against “unilateral” August 5 decisions by the government of India, is not a Kashmir-centric as “elucidated by the performance in Jammu”. “I understand the temptation to overplay the 3 seats the BJP has won in the valley but why underplay the 35 wins/leads of…

Srinagar: In the ongoing counting for District Development Council (DDC) polls, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is leading on 10 seats. The counting for 280 DDC constituencies will be held today across Jammu and Kashmir. PAGD at present is leading on 10 seats while BJP is leading on nine seats. As per reports, Congress is leading on two seats while Apni Party is leading on three seats and others on eight seats. …

‘Decries unwarranted interference in Chitragam Wachi on the poll day’ Srinagar: The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday wrote a letter to State Election Commissioner (SEC) KK Sharma and expressed regret over an incident of “booth capturing and subsequent bogus” voting in the recently held DDC polls in Garoora Bandipora A. According to a statement issued, in a letter addressed to SEC KK Sharma, Dr Farooq demanded repolling in Garoora Bandipora…

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday said that BJP was shocked and unnerved by the support people of Kashmir had extended to PAGD candidates in the ongoing DDC elections and had tasked its “coterie” in administration and other spheres to create “hurdles” for the Alliance candidates. Stating that the District Development Council elections were proving unsuccessful to blunt the demand of people for restoration of Articles 370, 35 A guaranteed to JK…

Samba: India’s minister for Textiles, Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Saturday said that members of the Gupkar alliance never gave the right to vote to refugees from Pakistan. “The Gupkar gang has never given the right to vote to any refugees from Pakistan. But it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who realised that the people who chose to come to India leaving Pakistan should be given this right,” news agency ANI quoted Irani…