NC working with ultimate goal to secure J&K’s identity: Farooq

Farooq Abdullah listening to NC functionaries at party office in Srinagar.
Farooq Abdullah listening to NC functionaries at party office in Srinagar.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Mar 2: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that NC’s policy is centered around bridging the gap between different sections of people irrespective of their region, religion or caste.
Calling for strengthening efforts underway to get people’s abridged rights back, he said: “We have to work together to achieve the ultimate goal of securing our abridged rights. NC will continue to strive for the protection of J&Ks land, jobs and democratic rights which have been undermined over these years. The coming few months are crucial; for the future of the politics of Jammu & Kashmir. It surely calls for hard work, discipline and unity.”
Farooq said this while interacting with a number of functionaries from the party’s North, South and Central zone units who called on him at the party Headquarters Nawa-e-Subha.
While interacting with the visiting functionaries, the NC President emphasised the party’s vision for the region’s development and protection of its unique selfhood and individuality. He exhorted the functionaries to work in tandem shouldering the critical responsibilities entrusted to them with a sense of belongingness and commitment.
Meanwhile, a delegation from Dodran of tehsil Bonyar met Dr Farooq Abdullah. The delegation brought to his notice the case of 40 families of Dodran area, where the Government acquired land for construction of road under PMGSY, but even after 13 years, these families have not been compensated for the land. Apart from this, the delegation also demanded construction of a 3 km road from Dodran to Bagh Dodran.
Dr Farooq Abdullah contacted District Development Commissioner Baramulla on the spot and raised the matter and urged to provide immediate compensation to these families. On this occasion, NC State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, and other officials were also present.
Among others, NC General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, women’s wing president Shameema Firdous, State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Provincial Secretary Advocate Showkat Mir, District Presidents Peer Afaq Ahmed, Ghulam Nabi Butt, YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar, Women Wing Provincial President Engineer Sabia Qadri, Additional Provincial Spokesperson Sheikh Owais, DDC Sogam Nasir Lone, District President Women Wing Dr Rabia Wani were also present on the occasion.