Dr. Farooq Abdullah pays obeisance at Ziyarat Hazrat Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (RA)

Prayed for lasting peace, prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh

Prayed for lasting peace, prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh

Srinagar, Oct 24 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Sunday paid obeisance at the revered Shrine of Hazrat Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (RA) (Ziyarat Sharda Sharief) Rajouri.

Party President, who is currently stationed in Pirpanjal region, visited the revered Shrine of Hazrat Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (RA) in Rajouri earlier today. Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President, Jammu Ratanlal Gupta, Political Advisor to the Party President Mushtaq Ahmed Guroo, Provincial Vice President, Jammu Israr Khan, constituency In-Charge Kalakote Thakur Yashu Rachpal Singh, Muzaffar Khan, Shaifat Khan and other functionaries accompanied him on his visit to the shrine.

On the occasion, the party president paid obeisance at the shrine and prayed for lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Interacting with the devotees, Dr Farooq Said the impact of the universal teachings of Hazrat Ghulam Shah Badshah (RA) has a far-reaching effect on the people of Rajouri and that the lives of the local people still bear the impression of saintly merits.

The shrine, he noted, is the epicenter of people’s faith from across Jammu and Kashmir. People, cutting across religious and regional barriers, he stated visit the revered shrine to become conscious of their mystic connection with the almighty. Dr. Farooq further added that the message of Sufis stresses on the effacement of every kind of worldly attachment and purging of malice against fellow humans.

“NC’s ideology has been molded by the cumulative effect of JK’s syncretic character and the teachings of such great Sufis such as Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (RA). But this prized tradition of ours has always been a sore in the eyes of such forces who want to divide us on religious and regional lines,” he said.

He maintained that the responsibility now lies on the shoulders of the National Conference to rid Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh from the clutches of communalists and strengthen the   atmosphere of peace and harmony in the entire region. “NC, being the sole representative of the legacy of the spirit of brotherhood bequeathed to the people of JK through the pious teachings of greats saints, sages and saints has a greater role to play in safeguarding it from the nefarious designs of communal forces. It is because of the teachings of such great men like Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah (RA) that we don’t think in terms of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, when discussing our problems and seeking solutions for them,” he added. (KNS)

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