SRINAGAR: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday chaired party’s central working committee (CWC) meeting for the second consecutive day at NC headquarters here.
In the meeting party, party vice president Omar Abdullah, general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, senior leaders from all the three regions of the state – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh – and special invitees were present, a party statement issued here said.
The statement said the party passed five resolutions at the final day of two day meet. “The party sands for the unity, integrity and the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and shall continue to strive to defend its secular character. We further resolve that NC shall continue to work in this direction and vehemently defeat the nefarious designs of the forces who are hell- bent on weakening the secular credentials of the state,” said the statement.
The party termed the cancellation of meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan scheduled for this week in New York City as extremely unfortunate, it said. The working committee unanimously resolved that India and Pakistan must restart a sustained and uninterrupted dialogue process to end hostilities.
The party reiterated its stand and commitment to defend and protect Article 370 and 35A. “The protection and defence of these constitution provisions and restoration of autonomy in J&K is the foundation of party’s policy and political agenda,” the statement said.
It further said that in the meet members said the root cause of the alienation and anger that has been visible since 2014 is the opportunistic alliance of the PDP with the BJP. “It was a betrayal of the mandate of the people who voted in 2014 Assembly elections,” they said.
The Working Committee also expressed deep concern over the sharp rise of the prices of essential commodities especially petrol, diesel, LPG cylinders.