Dil Ki Doori wider since Modi’s all-party meet: Gupkar

Srinagar, September 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Gupkar Alliance of six IIOJK political parties has said the dil ki doori [alienation] and disillusionment have only increased after the June 24 All Party Meeting (APM) convened and chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

The Alliance spokesman, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We were there to bridge the gap between New Delhi and Srinagar, the dil ki doori as mentioned by the PM Modi. We had called for confidence-building measures like the release of political prisoners, creating an environment for political activities, removing restrictions on political workers and other sections of the public, including the media.”

He said the APM has failed to live up to the expectations it generated. He pointed out that New Delhi has not announced any confidence-building measures in the two months since the meeting and there have been no follow-up meetings or forward movement.

According to Tarigami, the lack of progress has added to the despair of the IIOJK residents and increased the Dil Ki Doori between J&K and New Delhi.

“The disillusionment, hopelessness, and disappointments have increased and are on a higher side, now,” he said.