Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference

Summary

The Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference is a political party in Jammu and Kashmir, India, founded by Abdul Ghani Lone and Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari in 1978.[1][2] It is currently led by Sajjad Lone.[3] It won two seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in the 2014 elections.

Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference
AbbreviationJKPC
PresidentSajjad Gani Lone
ChairpersonAbdul Gani Vakil
SecretaryImran Raza Ansari
Rajya Sabha leaderMir Mohammad Fayaz
FounderAbdul Ghani Lone Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari
Founded1978
HeadquartersC-4 Church Lane
Youth wingYouth JKPC
Women's wingJKPC Women's Wing
IdeologyAutonomy of Jammu and Kashmir
Political positionleft-wing
AllianceNDA (2016-2018), PAGD (2019-2020)
Seats in Lok Sabha0
Seats in Rajya Sabha0
Seats in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
0 / 90
Seats in District Development Council
8 / 280
Election symbol
Apple
Website
www.jkpc.co.in

HistoryEdit

Abdul Ghani Lone founded the People's Conference in 1977 and it was the only separatist organization registered with the Election Commission of India till 1996. 

In 1993, Lone joined the secessionist Hurriyat Conference. His ideology about Kashmir was to make it an 'Independent Kashmir' after being anti-India as well as anti-Pakistan.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Widmalm, Sten (November 1997), "The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Jammu and Kashmir", Asian Survey, 37 (11): 1005–1030, doi:10.1525/as.1997.37.11.01p02937, JSTOR 2645738
  2. ^ Puri, Balraj (30 May 1987), "Fundamentalism in Kashmir, Fragmentation in Jammu", Economic and Political Weekly, 22 (22): 835–837, JSTOR 4377036
  3. ^ Rekha Chowdhary, The Kashmir elections have reshaped the language and agenda of all parties, Quartz India, 23 December 2014
  4. ^ "Hurriyat Leader Lone Shot Dead". www.outlookindia.com. Outlook magazine. Retrieved 16 December 2020.