Srinagar

Remembering next get together surveys in the State, Congress, out of the blue, is planning a strategy for the State by and large and Kashmir issue specifically.

The draft approach is before long anticipated that would come up for considerations of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) which will accept a last approach the arrangement to be trailed by the gathering in the State versus Kashmir issue.

As indicated by sources, the J&K Policy Planning Group of the fabulous old gathering, which met different appointments over the three areas of the State since September a year ago, has arranged the draft approach to be trailed by the gathering in the State.

A gathering pioneer said the J&K Policy Planning Group headed by the previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was principally constituted to draft an approach on Kashmir as the gathering feels rudderless in the State in contrast with other political gatherings.

Congress insiders said the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) all had an expressed approach on Kashmir and it was just Congress which since 1947 was with no strategy on the State.

As indicated by sources, the major staying point in the approach has been to fasten an underlying date from which Kashmir issue would be perceived by the gathering.

The hawkish components in the gathering are said to have been agreeable to perceiving the Kashmir issue from 1989 when militancy started in the Valley while the more direct ones are supportive of perceiving the issue from 1947 when the ‘Instrument of Accession’ was marked between the then Maharaja and the Union of India.

The gathering has now chosen to not put any date or time period around the issue and let Kashmir be tended to as an ‘issue’ as it were.

The move comes after the gathering high order in conference with State unit understood that the gathering has no locus standi opposite Kashmir prompting loss of impressive political ground of the gathering in the State throughout the years.

The gathering feels that its pioneers had nothing to offer to the electorate as far as the determination of the Kashmir issue and the fundamental concentration had dependably been improvement which had not paid much profits to the gathering electorally.

Likewise, the gathering’s State administration in the Valley had been cased into a crate for need of an unambiguous strategy for the determination of the Kashmir issue.

A gathering pioneer wishing obscurity said Kashmir-based pioneers of the gathering must be politically right in their talks remembering the gathering’s nationalistic motivation on one side while not disquieting the Valley’s electorate either.

He said Kashmir strategy had been the brainchild of Congress Working Committee individuals Tariq Hameed Karra and Ghulam Nabi Azad not long after Karra joined the gathering a year ago.

The gathering is presently gotten between the extraordinary right approach of the BJP and the decentralized power-chasing strategies of NC and PDP under the self-sufficiency and self-lead plans.

The gathering arrangement on Kashmir is being conceived to locate a shared belief between gathering’s nationalistic motivation on one side and an expert Kashmir plan on the other.

The gathering is likewise taking installed perspectives of individuals from Jammu and Ladakh areas where the Congress has additionally seen a decrease in its discretionary fortunes.

Be that as it may, the principle center and need of the arrangement hosts been Kashmir valley where the gathering feels losing the situation of the fundamental resistance to the NC before PDP was conceived in 1999.

The approach has likewise contacted upon Pakistan controlled Kashmir and the remain of the gathering opposite PaK is additionally being pondered upon.

The approach now in its last stages is additionally tipped to be pivotal for the State governmental issues by and large and Congress specifically as the discussion around Article 35-A wraths on.

The arrangement will clearly lay down the party’s stand on the resolution of the Kashmir issue.
The BJP has termed the J&K Policy Planning Group as a ‘political gimmick’ and accused Congress of having two sets of views, one in the Valley and other in Jammu, on the contentious issues like Articles 370 and Article 35-A .
However, contrary to BJP’s criticism, a senior Congress State unit functionary said, “A policy is being devised to address such issues once and for all and the party will now have a stand on each issue, both in power and out of it.”
The J&K Policy Planning Group formulated last year has Karan Singh, P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, Tariq Hameed Karra, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Nawang Rigzin Jora and Shyam Lal Sharma as members.
Since last year, it has travelled to all the three regions of the State, holding deliberations with various stakeholders including representatives of political parties, traders and journalists.
In April last year, the party handouts on mandate of JKPPG had indicated that the group had been constituted to understand and discuss the problems faced by the people of the State which, however, was not the primary motive of the body.

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