NC iterates poll boycott

NC iterates poll boycott
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Says action to be taken against members for violating decision

Srinagar: National Conference on Thursday reiterated the party stand of not participating in upcoming municipal and panchayat elections till the government of India clears its stand on Article 35-A within and outside the courts.
NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said that the party functionaries and workers have to show steadfastness in protecting Art 35- A and Art 370.
He was addressing a meeting of senior leaders, district president, block presidents, and other office bearers of Srinagar district at party head quarters at Nawa-e-Subah complex in Srinagar.
Terming the local bodies elections “ill-timed”, Sagar said that the people are under duress and have gone through the worst of times in the history of Kashmir. “There is no history of such bloodshed, rampant curfews, crackdowns and blinding as was seen in the PDP led government,” he said.
Sagar who represents Khanyar constituency in legislative assembly highlighted the role that the party and its leadership has performed to protect the dignity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He pledged that the party will offer sacrifices for maintaining the special status, integrity, and pluralism of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said that the party’s rank and file will abide by the decision of not participating in the upcoming polls in letter and spirit.
He asked the party functionaries not to pay heed to any “pervasive propaganda” and asserted that the party shall take strict action against any of its members if found disobeying the party dictum.
The meeting was attended and addressed by Additional General Secretary Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior leader Mubarak Gul, Central Secretary Irfan Shah, Vice President Mohammad Syed Akhoon, Women’s Wing President Shameema Firdous, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmad, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar.