Unity crucial for safeguarding interests of J&K people: Farooq

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Feb 9: National Conference President and MP from Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday asked people to unite against the divisive forces that are trying to disenfranchise them of their identity, land and resources.
This he said while stressing on the importance of maintaining unity in the ongoing struggle for restoration of J&K’s rights in Budgam. “I see no way of achieving anything in J&K without a lasting unity between different sections of our society. Unity in diversity must be our creed to last for all times and under all circumstances, otherwise there is no end in sight to our common problems in the shape of poverty, unemployment,” he said.
Farooq Abdullah said that the cost of not forging unity would be borne out by the future generations. “Recent developments across Jammu and Kashmir have heightened people’s fears. They talked of hand holding youth and bridging ‘Dil Ki Doori’. Hearts aren’t won by making poor and hapless people homeless. Far from winning the hearts, they have further alienated the people. Kashmiris, Gujjars, Dogras or Paharis are already suffering on multiple accounts. Snatching roofs from their heads will only precipitate the already grim situation,” he said and hoped that the Government retracts from the path it has chosen in Jammu and Kashmir.
Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, and Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq were also present on the occasion.