Members of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Congress on Friday staged protests to mark the third anniversary of the repeal of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, PTI reported. They also sought a rollback of the Article 370 abrogation.
Mehbooba Mufti, the Peoples Democratic Party chief, and other members of the outfit gathered at the party office near the Sher-e-Kashmir Municipal Park in Srinagar to protest against the Centre’s move.
They marched towards Lal Chowk, but were stopped by the police, PTI reported.
They were, however, briefly allowed to sit in a demonstration outside the party office, where the members raised placards and banners, demanding the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
PDP President @MehboobaMufti along with General Secretary Adv Gh Nabi @LoneHanjura protesting outside PDP headquarters & marching towards Lal chowk against the decision of 05 August 2019.
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— Mission PDP ✍ (@MissionPDP) August 5, 2022
On August 5, 2019, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government abrogated Article 370, stripping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status which was given when the princely state acceded to India in 1947. After the abrogation, the erstwhile state was split into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
On Friday, Mufti told reporters that her party will not only work towards restoring the…