J K News Today
Post August 5, 2019 , political narrative has started changing in which the illusions are getting replaced by the stark reality of the changing times that have brought new ideas .
This new idea politics is taking roots . Jammu Kashmir Apni Party is leading this kind of politics that can show the real and right path to the people.
“ We are Indians, and we want to be treated at par with our countrymen living in the rest of the country,” that is the mantra that Apni Party’s founder president Altaf Bukhari has given to his party and also relayed it to the people all across J&K and beyond its boundaries . It is having fair ideas about the situation, sentiment and also has the solution thereof.
Apni Party has not forgotten what happened on August 5 , 2019 . The most disturbing phenomenon was that the statehood was taken away along with the special status of Jammu and Kashmir as the state was divided into two union territories . While the fact is that the special status structure was more or less hollow as it was faltering day by day, the loss of the statehood was something unacceptable to almost all residents of J&K that was degraded to the status of UT.
There was a strong reason for why the UT was unacceptable. J&K was a state that had its own history, culture and communal bonds that had lived through centuries since the times of the documented history . Several UTs, like Goa, Nagaland and few others were upgraded to the level of states , and many states like U P and Bihar and others were split into states- Jharkhand was born as a new state, and Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh. There was no justification for J&K being split into two UTs.
Altaf Bukhari and his party knew that any adamancy on the special status that in any case was a hollow structure could also impact the restoration of statehood adversely. He played as a strategist – pressed for the statehood and also the protection of the rights of jobs for the locals in the domicile policy announced early this year. He is killing two birds with one stone to which the Centre is also amenable .
Apni Party is now gradually moving to the development issues , linking it with the restoration of the statehood, because the UT means bureaucratic rule , which , in no way is a substitute to the political government . The governance under a state and a UT signifies different parameters, where politicians have their own rules of reaching out to the people . Political parties know that how they can connect with the people, they are available 24×7 and their feedback is not one time but a cumulative effect of different people and different ideas which give insight into the mind of the people and their urges and aspirations .
Its main contribution , despite the unwelcome and dangerous interruption by Covid-19 – so far has been that it has tried and succeeded in pulling the people of J&K out of delusions to which they were pushed to in the past .