Reiterating its demand for the restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir, president J&K Apni Party (JKAP) Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari today said the people of both regions (Kashmir and Jammu) want protection of jobs and land.

“People of Jammu and Kashmir regions want protection of their jobs and land after the August 5, 2019 decision. Both the regions have suffered and they want the government of India restore the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Altaf Bukhari.

Bukhari was speaking with the youth who joined JKAP in large numbers and expressed faith in its policies and agenda, a party handout said.

Prominent among those who joined the party included Sahil Mahajan son of senior Congress leader late Sneh Gupta and nephew of former Member Parliament of Congress Party late Janak Raj Gupta.

Others who joined the party are: Sidharth Dhar, Jagdish Raj, Sanjay Bhat, Mehraj Akbar, Ratul Gadroo, MP Thakur, Kuldeep Singh, Sanjay Khoura, Avinash Khajuria, Sunil Verma, Madan Manhas, Sanjay Banotra, and Ankur Sethi.