“Selected people were allowed to meet the delegates. To show them normalcy prevails here, some bunkers were dismantled but the presence of 10 lakh security personnel reflects the state of normalcy here,” Mufti said.
This is the third visit of envoys to Jammu and Kashmir in the last 18 months after New Delhi withdrew the special status of the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into two union territories by carving out Ladakh.
The PDP party workers convention at Baramulla was held for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370.
Ever since New Delhi abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, the PDP leadership has been talking of fighting for its restoration.
The party also joined the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a political alliance between multiple mainstream regional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir aimed at restoring the special status along with Article 35-A of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The alliance is headed by National Conference (NC) President and three-time chief minister Farooq Abdullah.