JKNPP not to attend all-party meet
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party today said it would not attend the all-party meeting convened by the state government on Monday to discuss the present situation in the Valley dubbing it as a "meeting without an agenda".india Updated: Jul 10, 2010 17:53 IST
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party on Saturday said it would not attend the all-party meeting convened by the state government on Monday to discuss the present situation in the Valley dubbing it as a "meeting without an agenda".
"We reject the notice of the Chief Minister to attend his meeting on 12th July without fixing any agenda," JKNPP Chairman Bhim Singh said in a statement in Srinagar.
Singh welcomed the unanimous decision of the Working Committee of the party, chaired by Harsh Dev Singh to boldly reject the "notice and not a formal invite" by the Chief Minister to attend his meeting on Monday.
Singh also sought the Prime Minister's intervention to defuse the current crisis in the Valley saying it would be in "the interest of security and integrity of the country".
Singh also asked the state governor NN Vohra to impose Governor's Rule in the state to "save the innocent Kashmiris from further death and destruction."
The invitation for the meeting was extended to all 12 recognised political parties and groups by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammed Sagar on Friday.
The invited parties and groups include National Conference, Indian National Congress, PDP, BJP, Panthers Party, CPI-M, CPI, Peoples Democratic Forum, Democratic Party (Nationalist), Bahujan Samaj Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Nationalist Congress Party.
Peoples Democratic Party on Friday decided to stay away from the meeting calling it a "purposeless exercise".
First Published: Jul 10, 2010 17:50 IST