The parties involved in the Gupta declaration were attacked on Tuesday by tweeting on behalf of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. After this, the secret declaration has once again come into the limelight. The Home Minister termed the parties involved in the Gupta declaration as a group of gangsters and said that if they work against the national interest, they will be eliminated. In such a situation, the question arises, what is the secret declaration?
What is a secret declaration?
Actually, Srinagar has a Gupakar Road and the residence of National Conference President Farooq Abdullah is on it, where on August 4, 2019, eight parties met together. At that time, a situation of confusion had arisen in the country that what action is the Central Government going to take, which has been deployed in such a large number of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. In this daunting Mahore, the resolution passed in a meeting called by political parties at the residence of Farooq Abdullah was named as Gupkar Declaration.
What does the secret declaration sayThe
It was said in the Gupta declaration, ‘We are devoted to Article 370 and Article 35A, the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, the common fight for the return of its statehood. The division of the state is absolutely unacceptable to us. We unanimously reiterate that nothing can happen without our unity. ‘ It further said, ‘The decisions taken on August 5, 2019 were unconstitutional aimed at denying rights to Jammu and Kashmir and challenging the original identity of the people there.’
Those political parties said in a joint statement, ‘We want to assure the people that all our political activities will be in the path of return to the status achieved by Jammu and Kashmir by August 4, 2019.’ On August 22, 2020, again six political parties – National Conference, PDP, Congress, People’s Conference, CPI (M) and Awami National Conference again signed two of the secret declaration. All of them pledged to fight the return fight of article 370 and article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir.
Which parties were involved?
The group meeting was attended by the National Conference, PDP, People’s Conference, Congress, CPI (M) People’s United Front, Panthers Party and Awami National Conference. The meeting was chaired by Farooq Abdullah while Mehbooba Mufti, Mazuffar Hussain Baig, Abdul Rehman Veeri, Sajjad Gani Lone, Imran Raza Ansari, Abdul Gani Lawyer, Taj Mohiuddin, MY Tarigami, Omar Abdullah, Justice Hassain Masoodi, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Naris Sugami, Shah Faisal, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Muzaffar Shah, Uzair Ronga and Suhail Bukhari participated. The very next day, on August 5, 2019, the Central Government tabled in Parliament a proposal to remove Article 370 and Article 35A and divide Jammu and Kashmir into two parts, namely Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.