PDP leaders write letter to Div Comm, seek permission to hold meeting in Srinagar

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Srinagar: The leaders of Peoples Democratic Party have written a letter to Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, requesting him to allow the party to hold a meeting at party headquarters in Srinagar.

The signatories of the letter are PDP youth leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra and former legislator Ajaz Ahmed Mir.

“As you are aware the prevalent political situation and lockdown that has arisen on account of the Covid pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, especially the younger people, whose schools and colleges have now been closed for a considerable period of time and even the social interaction is limited. As the youth wing of PDP, it is imperative upon us to step up and take the lead in strengthening involvement of young people at this time of crisis. Therefore, we propose to have a meeting of youth and needless to say that we will be following the Covid protocol, including use of masks, social distancing and use of sanitizers. By allowing this meeting to take place, you will also be playing an effective role in helping the younger people who are coping with anxiety due to lack of interaction amongst their peers and the sense of solitude amid the lockdown and political uncertainty.” Reads the letter.

The letter further reads,“Upon receipt of your permission for the same, we will be able to plan the event which is scheduled on 16th September.”

“Trust you will facilitate the said meeting, which is proposed to be held at Party Office, Srinagar. Also, direct Jammu and Kashmir Police for same as we continue to stay under house arrest. We look forward to receiving a positive response from you at the earliest,” the letter concludes. (KNT)

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