Dr Farooq asks NC units across the state to work as peace units

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Srinagar, Feb 26: Asking his party workers and leaders to work for restoration of peace in Jammu and Kashmir in view of the present evolving situation, National Conference (NC) President Omar Abdullah said it is time to give befitting reply to those forces that are hell bent to destroy secular fabric and inter regional bonhomie of the state.
“Our party has always held high the torch of brotherhood and communal bonhomie even during the trying times of partition. Mahatma Gandhi, in our effort saw a ray of hope at a time when the sub-continent was overrun with communal passions,” Dr Abdullah, who is the MP from Srinagar, said while addressing a meeting of NC functionaries at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah in here on Tuesday.
“It is high time for us to give befitting reply to those forces that are hell bent to destroy our secular fabric and inter regional bonhomie. We being the oldest political dispensation of the state are duty bound to maintain peace and harmony in the state,” he said.
“We have the cherished ideals of Sher-e-Kashmir to bank on. It was Sher-e-Kashmir who inspite of facing all odds maintained the internal communal harmony in the state during the most trying times,” he said, adding, “Our party units across the state should take it upon themselves to help the cause of brotherhood in the state besides advancing the prospects of peace in the state.”
The NC President while underscoring the importance of peace and harmony said, “Communal harmony is necessary for every nation. Only if there is peace and harmony in the country can it grow. Our state presents a lovely blend of many religious beliefs. The need of the hour is to celebrate this diversity. We as a nation should not leave apologetic history for the future sprouts from the seeds of past.”
He said that NC has strong base in all the regions of the state and that only NC boasts a panacea for the problems faced by the state. “Maintaining peace and communal harmony has always been the core of our party agenda,” he added.

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