Crescent Kashmir

Good beginning

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Media houses have reported from New Delhi that there would be formal engagement between the mainstream political parties of Jammu and Kashmir and the central government in near future so that there are elections for the assembly held at the earliest.

However these news reports have said that there are informal talks going on and even the PAGD is in loop for this election process. But the delimitation commission which recently got an extension to complete the process in Jammu and Kashmir will have to submit its report before the central government will take a final call for starting the election process in Jammu and Kashmir.

Most of the news channels and the newspapers from New Delhi have reported that the Centre is likely to begin dialogue with the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to initiate the political process and restoration of statehood.

There has been no formal invitation yet, the Gupkar Alliance or PAGD, the seven-party amalgam formed to help restore the special status of Jammu and Kashmir has indicated its willingness to join talks. The National Conference has said it might join the delimitation process also as in the earlier meetings it boycotted such proceedings.

Whether these news reports are true only time will tell but it is a good beginning for the people of jammu and kashmir as this place has been put under the central rule from the summer of 2018 when BJP decided to pull out from coalition government with PDP headed at that time by Mehbooba Mufti.

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