Political Activities Suspended in Protest against Indian Supreme Court’s Verdict on Article 370December 12, 2023
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced a temporary suspension of all its political activities for a week as a mark of protest against the recent judgment by the Indian Supreme Court. This decision is a demonstration of solidarity with the residents of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, reflecting the party’s stance on the contentious issue of Article 370.
According to a statement issued in Srinagar by PDP chief spokesperson Syed Suhail Bukhari, the move aims to express support for the people of Jammu & Kashmir following the Supreme Court of India’s ruling on Article 370. Bukhari emphasized that the decision was made to stand in unity with the Kashmiri population during this critical period.
The party’s president, Mehbooba Mufti, who was scheduled to address various workers’ conventions as part of an ongoing public outreach program, will halt these engagements for the next week. Several other political activities planned by the party have also been canceled in response to the Supreme Court’s verdict.
Bukhari explained, “Many other political activities were also scheduled by the party. But in order to stand in solidarity with our people at this crucial juncture after the Supreme Court of India’s verdict, we have decided to cancel all our political activities for the next one week”.
The decision underscores the PDP’s commitment to expressing discontent with the legal outcome and advocating for the rights and aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. By temporarily halting political engagements, the party seeks to convey a strong message of resistance and solidarity with the affected population.
It is essential to note that such political gestures can have broader implications, influencing public opinion and emphasizing the significance of the Article 370 issue in the region. The suspension of political activities serves as a strategic move by the PDP to draw attention to the grievances of the Kashmiri people and foster a collective response against the Supreme Court’s judgment.