JKNPP rejects self-rule, demands reorganisation
12 June 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: While rejected self-rule proposal of People's Democratic Party (PDP), the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) demanded re- organisation of the State to provide justice to all regions and sub- regions. Addressing a press conference, Prof Bhim Singh, chairman of JKNPP, said that party in its Sudhmahadev camp, has out-rightly rejected demand of self rule sponsored by the Pakistani President General Parveez Musharraf and promoted by People's Democratic Party (PDP), a coalition partner of the Government. Instead party further demanded some amount of self rule for the so-called 'Azad Kashmir' and Gilgit region by Pakistan. Various resolutions were passed in the meeting. In one resolution party reiterated its commitment for the re- organisation of the State on the basis of history, cultural identity, language and geography of each region and involvement of the people. The resolution also described the rise in the price of petrol and diesel as criminal assault on the lives of the people and demanded its full roll back without any delay. The JKNPP, in another resolution, congratulated Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh for his peace initiative with Pakistan and creating a world opinion against Pakistan's mischievous demand of plebiscite and 'Azadi' and UN resolution. JKNPP described it as a most brilliant victory of India as first time Pakistan has given up its old demand of UN resolution, plebiscite or its claim over J&K on communal lines.