Srinagar: On Thursday, Leader of National Conference party, Farooq Abdullah said that even though India belongs to people of “every religion”, efforts are being made to “change” it.
“Communalism is increasing… Today, Muslims are being killed in the rest of country in a manner that I can’t describe… These people have become rabid dogs. They think only they are right,” Abdullah said, during a condolence visit to Kupwara, mourning the death of National Conference legislator Saifullah Mir’s brother.
“This is not the India, we think of… India is of every religion — whether a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh… Everyone has equal rights. Efforts are being made to change it. You should pray to God to save us from such forces,” he stated.
He added that there were ‘forces’ that didn’t want peace in the valley.
“The forces still exist, they don’t want peace here. They earn their livelihood from it, from our deaths,” he said. “These forces don’t want peace between India and Pakistan, they don’t want friendship between India and Pakistan. We are paying the price for this.”