NC ready to make any sacrifice for restoring special status, statehood to J&K: Farooq Abdullah

Says NC’s sole aim is to restore rights, dignity of people of J&K, which were snatched unconstitutionally

Says NC’s sole aim is to restore rights, dignity of people of J&K, which were snatched unconstitutionally

Srinagar, Dec 05 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president, Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that they are ready for any sacrifice for the restoration of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, besides restoring statehood.

As per Kashmir News Service (KNS), addressing party workers at Hazratbal on the occasion of birth anniversary of Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah, he said that now the sole aim of NC is to restore statehood and special status of Jammu and Kashmir, which has been scrapped unconstitutionally by the central government.

He said that they are ready to sacrifice anything like the farmers did to pressurise the government for repealing the three farm laws.

“For about 11 months more than 700 farmers have died and at last the Centre had to repeal the farm bills which have created a havoc in the entire country. Before the sacrifices of the farmers, the government had to bow down and fulfill their demands,” he said. 

He said that without sacrifices every struggle is incomplete and that is why NC is ready for every sacrifice for restoring the special status and statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdullah said that anybody who raises voice against the government is being silenced by the stringent policies. “Media, which is the fourth pillar of democracy has been facing daily harassments and intimidations for doing their professional duties. They are not allowed to report the ground situation with accurate credibility. If they do anything against the authorities, then they are being questioned in police stations,” he said.

He further said that unity is the key to win every struggle and only by the unity of the people of valley, the families of the innocent civilians were given their bodies of those who were killed in Hyderpora encounter.

“Otherwise nobody knows what their families would have been going through. The voice of the people made the authorities to change their decision and the families were allowed to give them a dignified burial,” Abdullah said.

He said, however, the family of third civilian is still waiting for his body to be returned to them.

Slamming the centre for their false claims, Abdullah said that New Delhi says tourism has boosted after the abrogation of article 370. “It is not that only tourism that will lead J&K to development. The centre had promised to provide 50000 jobs to youth, so where are those jobs?” he questioned. 

He said that instead increasing employment, they are terminating employees by giving absurd reasons. “The people of Punjab and Haryana have been given employment in J&K bank then where will our people go. This is complete injustice to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.

He also asked the party workers to reach out to all people whether in villages or in towns. “The pain of people needs to be understood. If we do not feel the pain of people then we won’t survive as a political party. Our foremost responsibility is to reach out to the problems of common man and to be a voice for their concerns and aspirations,” he added.

He said that it is a great achievement for the NC that people are coming forward to support and vote for them. 

“This is a proof that people have confidence that only NC can restore all the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. (KNS)

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