JAMMU, APRIL 14: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has pitched for the start of democratic process in J&K.
Bukhari was speaking at the Party Office in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu during a joining programme of advocates which was organized by Provincial President Jammu Legal Cell, Vikram Rathore. The joining programme was also attended by all the leaders of Jammu.
On the birth anniversary of Dr B. R. Ambedkar, while welcoming the lawyers in the party fold, Altaf Bukhari said that the Govt of India should restore democratic process in J&K.
He further said that the incoming lawyers in the party fold should follow the footsteps of Baba Sahab Ambedkar to strengthen the democratic process.
He said that the people have faced difficulties in the last three years as there was no elected Govt and the present form of Govt has also failed to deliver as per the expectation of the people.
“The people have no other option. Hence, there is a need to start a democratic process in J&K. In this situation of hopelessness, the Govt of India must start a democratic process by holding assembly polls in J&K as early as possible,” he said.
Highlighting the policies and programmes of the Party, he said, “Apni Party’s policies and agenda of telling truth has attracted the people and hence, the people representing different segments of society are coming forward in support of the Party and its agenda,” he said.
He said that “The people in J&K were befooled for decades by the traditional political parties with emotional slogans to secure votes in elections. However, we do not favour the emotional exploitation of the people. We are here to tell the truth to the people and protect their rights in both the regions irrespective of caste, creed, region or religion. We will not create barriers among the people. We will bring together the people of two regions and also protect their rights i.e., jobs, land and natural resources.”
He said that the Apni Party would end the wrong perception of J&K created by the traditional political parties.
“We want to end the politics of hatred and bring the people of two regions together. Therefore, the start of democratic process is a must in J&K,” he said.
He also expressed his concern over growing unemployment, loot of natural resources while assuring that they would protect the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, he welcomed the people who joined the Party and hoped that their joining would strengthen the Party.
He said that “One of our brilliant lawyers was Dr B.R. Ambnedkar who served the cause of downtrodden and because of his vision and policies, the nation is thriving with togetherness.”
He told “The new coming lawyers that they have to follow the footsteps of Baba Sahab Ambedkar so that social justice is done to the country.”
Prominent among those who joined Apni Party include Amjad Khan, Susheel Chandail, Amit Sharma, Aveen Kumar, Vikram Singh, Seemantika, Nishika Thakur, Supriya Gandotra, Rushhall, Qadeer Ahmed, Suresh Singh Chandel, Vijeta Sharma, Arjun Singh, Paramjeet Kotwal, Ayaz Ahmed, Tasleem Arif, Ansl Kalra, Javed Ahmed, Geeta Dogra, Kuljeet Kour, Seema Sharma, Resurka Dogra, Hitish Koul, Rajinder Singh Thakur, Manmeet and others.
Besides, Gourav Sharma (Jammu district president), Sofia Choudhary (senior vice president), Rajat Sharma (general secretary), Kuldeep Ji (General Secretary Provincial) among many other leaders were also present on the occasion.
Those leaders who attended the joining programme include State General Secretary Vijay Bakaya, Provincial President Jammu Manjit Singh, Provincial Vice President Ex-MLA Faqir Nath, Ex-MLA District President Kathua, Prem Lal, Additional General Secretary Arun Kumar Chibber, Provincial Secretary/ District President Urban, Dr Rohit Gupta, SC State Coordinator Bodh Raj Bhagat, President Apni Trade Union, Ajaz Kazmi, State Vice President Youth Wing, Raqeeq Ahmed Khan, State General Secretary Youth Wing Abhay Bakaya, Provincial President Youth Wing, Vipul Bali, District Vice President Vaibhav Mattoo, Women Wing Provincial Vice President Pavneet Kour, Adv Deepak Mahajan (legal cell), Adv Sulekha, Hitesh Koul Adv Kuldeep Singh, Gourav Sharma, and others.