Jammu & Kashmir

NC sacrificed for tricolour when others were selling ‘Azadi’ dreams in JK, says Omar

Omar Abdullah along with his party workers addressing workers in Langate, Kupwara.

Kupwara: Omar Abdullah, National Conference leader has asserted the party’s unwavering commitment to the national flag of India, highlighting their enduring connection to it since 1947.

Speaking in Kupwara, he emphasised the sacrifices made to protect the flag, contrasting this with political adversaries who, he claimed, promoted the idea of ‘Azadi’ in Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdullah, who personally hoisted the tricolour for six consecutive years on Independence Day, addressed a party workers’ convention in Langate, where he credited his father, Farooq Abdullah, for restoring democracy in 1996.

The former chief minister criticised the politicisation of the flag, stating that merely displaying it is insufficient to win the people’s hearts; their sentiments and demands should be respected. On the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Abdullah expressed hope that such a tragic event would not recur, emphasising the lack of a comparable attack since.

Taking aim at the BJP, Abdullah questioned the delay in holding Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, challenging the party’s commitment to democracy.

He urged the BJP to conduct elections, allowing the people to decide based on their development claims. Abdullah strongly opposed the dismissal of employees on charges of anti-national activities, advocating for a transparent process.

In essence, he called for an end to what he perceives as the undermining of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.

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