Statehood status to J&K should be restored : Soni

All India Congress National General Secretary, Ambika Soni on Wednesday advocated for restoration of “statehood” status to Jammu and Kashmir after it was declared Union Territory on August 5.
She also said that the areas of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir shown in new map of Jammu and Kashmir UT released by the Centre are already parts of India.
“The three districts of PoK shown in new J&K UT map have always been part of India,” Ms Soni said here this afternoon while addressing a press conference.
She was here in the town to hold deliberations with J&K cadre with context to agitation to be launched by the Congress countrywide in protest against economical scenario.
“The statehood should also be restored back,” she added and said that people here are upset as UT was declared without consulting them and they are concerned of their land and jobs.