Guv: Tourist advisory to be lifted on Oct 10
Silent on Art 370, is NC softening towards Delhi?
Srinagar: The intriguing silence of National Conference on the nullification of Articles 370 and 35A on Sunday, when a15-member delegation of party leaders was allowed to meet their bosses for the first time in two months since Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar were detained, seems to be part of a well thought out strategy, if party insiders are to be believed.
In what could well be an indication of going soft towards the Centre on the contentious provisions which are now defunct, NC sources told TOI on Monday that the party would “rather focus on pressing for restoring statehood to J&K”.
It may be noted that while NC members chose not to talk J&
K governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday directed lifting of an over two-month-old advisory that had asked tourists to leave the Valley due to “terror threat”. The advisory, which will be lifted on October 10, was issued on August 2, days before the issuance of the presidential order revoking the special status of J&K.
about the withdrawal of special status to J&K after they met the party bosses on Sunday, they focused on their twin demands for the release of all detained political leaders, including the Abdullahs, and the “lifting of lockdown” in Kashmir.