Jammu, July 09 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress party has submitted a memorandum to the Delimitation Commission in Jammu, saying undertaking a delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir will be meaningless until full statehood status of the territory is restored.
The Congress said statehood is imperative for the restoration of the democratic process in.
Unfortunately, the meeting called by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Delhi last month gave no concrete assurance in this regard, the Congress delegation led by former ministers, Muka Ram and Raman Bhalla, said.
“The unlawful detention of political leaders and their incarceration for long period without any charges is itself an anathema to the founding principles of democracy under Constitution,” the memorandum said. The authorities must end the incarceration of political leadership as a step towards strengthening grassroots democracy in Kashmir, it added.