Jammu & Kashmir

Be ready, we may have to offer sacrifices like farmers to get back our rights: Abdullah

JKNC Chief Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah. [File Photo]

Srinagar: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah has asked the party members to be ready for a stage where they may have to offer similar sacrifices as that of Indian farmers, for getting back the rights snatched by the government of India.

Addressing party workers Abdullah said that every single NC member has to be remain in touch with people on ground in every village and locality.

“All of you have to be steadfast. GoI repealed farm laws after the sacrifices of 700 farmers. We may also have to offer similar sacrifices to get back the rights that have been snatched from us by the GoI,” he said.

Reacting to Home Minister of India Amit Shah’s recent statement that post abrogation of Article 370, JK is witnessing peace and tourism, Dr Farooq said that if tourism is picking up in Kashmir, what does that mean? “Is tourism everything,” the NC chief asked.

He said that it was after massive resistance by the families of three slain persons of Hyderpora that the police and the administration had to exhume bodies of two and hand them over to their families.

“The body of the third innocent is yet to be handed over to his family in Udhampur,” Abdullah said. He asked party members to start public outreach programs and stay connected with people in every village and locality across Kashmir.


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