Forge unity, don’t let regionalism and other prejudices divide us: Farooq

SRINAGAR: Urging the people across the State to forge unity for addressing common challenges that the State is facing, National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that he desires a society free from communal strife, social injustice and inequality.

He said the whole cluster of human virtues like empathy, compassion, kindness, generosity, and forgiveness forms the core of Islam and that the need of hour is to imbue our lives with these intrinsic qualities of Islam.

“We should repent and ask for forgiveness from Allah almighty. My father Sher-e-Kashmir drew his energy from the teachings of Holy Prophet. He withstood political shenanigans, oppression and confinements for the protection of the state’s special character and integrity. Now it is for the youth to shoulder that legacy of his, however we cannot put up a strong front against those as are inimical to the special constitutional position of our state unless we forge unanimity and not let regionalism, communalism and other prejudices divide us,” Dr Abdullah said while addressing a gathering of people at Batwara, Sonwar. (AGENCIES)