Srinagar: The newly-floated nationalist pro-India anti-separatist political party Jammu and Kashmir Awami Forum on Friday announced it's candidates for 2019 polls from the terror hotbeds of Anantnag, Srinagar and Baramullah.

Another highpoint of the democratic exercise aimed to give voice to the anti-separatist voices from among the Kashmiri society which so far has had to toe either the hardline or soft separatists political lines, the forum has struck not political, but social alliances. 

Thrown into the limelight after the Kahthua gangrape, the Gujjar-Bakarwal community has come into support for the forum. 

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Apart from the Gujjar- Bakarwals, the Pahadi forum, along with several civil society organisations have pledged their support for the candidates of the party.

The forum has also planned road shows at Pulwama, Shopian and Anantnag.

Kaysir Ahmad Sheikh is contesting from the Anantnag parliamentary seat, while Dr Ab Rashid Banday would contest from the Srinagar seat.

Syed Muzaffar Ali would be throwing his fate from the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat.