Every J&K resident wants statehood back: Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Tasaduk Rashid
Anantnag, May 12 (KNS): National Conference President and former chief minister J&K Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir wants statehood back.

"Not only me, but every resident of Jammu and Kashmir wants statehood back," Dr. Farooq Abdullah while speaking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), exclusively said on the sidelines of a party function held in southern Anantnag.

Notably New Delhi on August 5, 2019 took away the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 & 35 (A) and downgraded the erstwhile State into two Union Territories - Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah while speaking expressed happiness over verdict of Supreme Court regarding Delhi that Lieutenant Governor has no power or right to control bureaucracy. "I appreciate SCs verdict regarding Delhi that LG has no right to control bureaucracy. I am happy over the decision. Each and every citizen of J&K wants statehood back,"Dr. FarooqAbdullahsaid.

He hoped that GoI will take into consideration the emotions of people and will fulfill sooner than later the demand of restoration of statehood to J&K.

He appealed workers to strengthen the party as grassroots level and press every effort for the larger interest of people of J&K. "I appeal my people to exhibit unshakable unity as everything can be achieved only by remaining together," he said. (KNS)

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