Special status, elections: What PM Modi may offer, what Gupkar parties want

As the second anniversary of the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status draws near, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apparently extended an olive branch to mainstream politicians, calling them for an all-party meeting on June 24. J&K leaders, who faced house arrest for many months following the August 5, 2019 move, have reiterated their demands like restoration of both special status and statehood. It remains to be seen what the Central government will put on the table. Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow at Observer Research Foundation; Ahmed Ali Fayyaz, senior journalist; and Ramesh Vinayak, executive editor, Hindustan Times, join Aditi Prasad, senior editor, Hindustan Times to discuss the possibilities.

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