Most of the participants from Jammu and Kashmir in the all party meeting have been all praise for Prime Minister for his latest outreach as he told them that the distance between Delhi and the hearts of the people living in Jammu and Kashmir should be curtailed for the future.
Most of the participants in the meeting have described it as a good beginning and have expressed hope that finally there would be a concrete mutual trust visible after some similar meetings between them and the BJP government at the centre.
In this direction, former chief minister Omar Abdullah while talking to media said that they have not given up on their demand for restoration of Article 370, he emphasized that not putting this across at all party meeting did not mean the National Conference had abandoned it.
In all fairness to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, neither of them put any conditions to the talks, Omar Abdullah was quoted in one of the interviews.
Explaining his apprehensions about the delimitation exercise, Omar Abdullah said, “Why shouldn’t this exercise for J&K be undertaken with the rest of the country. Why treat us differently when the entire objective of August 5, 2019, was to bring J&K at par with the country?” while talking to one of the New Delhi based newspapers.
He said that all the mistrust will disappear if New Delhi will show in future that they are serious in their outreach and in their commitment for the restoration of democracy and electoral process in Jammu and Kashmir.