Anantnag: National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abullah on Friday said that everyone in Jammu and Kashmir wants statehood to be restored so that they can elect their own government.
He said that yesterday Supreme Court gave an important ruling that a Lieutenant Governor has no right over bureaucracy and it is the legally and constitutionally elected government that can control the bureaucratic setup.
It’s a good verdict that shows the importance of an elected government.
I hope that the Government of India will take the emotions of people into consideration and restore the statehood to Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
The former chief minister said that there is unemployment, inflation, and anarchy in Jammu and Kashmir.
He appealed to people especially youth to pray, recite the Holy Quran, and follow the Islamic teachings in letter and spirit.
“Those who can’t recite the Holy Quran should at least listen to it,” he said and added it was the love of people and the will of the Creator that he performed Umrah despite being frail and feeble. [KNT]