NEW DELHI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the future course of action for the union territory with Kashmiri leaders from the Gupkar alliance. This is the first such meeting after August 5, 2019 when the Centre decided to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution that gave J&K a special status.
Sources say the all-party meeting will offer a sounding board for the mainstream political leaders of J&K to put across their views on issues they consider important.
However, many voices on Twitter felt that the Modi government was sidelining interests of Jammu and its people by not inviting authentic political stakeholders of the Jammu region and giving it a negligible representation.
The interests of the dogra's and kashmiri's were never the same,we have always been given 20% of the 100% availaible,our nationalism have been compromised always, at this time we want the bifurcation of the state and formation of duggar pradesh #BlackDayForJammu
— Prashant Sharma (@Pra1hant) June 24, 2021
#BlackDayForJammu trends as anger mounts against New Delhi among Dogras.
The people of Jammu feel betrayed and angry as the Prime Minister engages with pro-Pakistan Gupkaris.
And the fact that Jammu has negligible representation or say in today’s meeting adds insult to injury.
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) June 24, 2021
When the Prime Minister says All Party meet of #JammuAndKashmir , why Jammu is not given a voice in such meetings? Why only the Kashmiri elites and separatists are invited to speak on behalf of the entire state? There are some serious questions to be asked.#BlackDayForJammu
— The Jaipur Dialogues (@JaipurDialogues) June 24, 2021
Kashmir parties invited for meeting – every single party
Jammu parties invited for meeting – error 404#BlackDayForJammu
— 𝖲𝖺𝔥ᎥӀ ⅾ੦𝙜𝙧а 🇮🇳 (@YoDograBoiiii) June 24, 2021