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Dr Farooq cautions people against forces inimical to J&K’s unique identity

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Says unity in diversity must be creed to last for all times, under all circumstances

SRINAGAR: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday asked people to thwart the attempts of those forces who are inimical to the unique political identity of Jammu and Kashmir.

This, he said, while addressing a gathering at Naushaher in Srinagar.

Exuding confidence that the people will foil all such attempts by keeping the flame of unity and brotherhood alive, he said.

“I see no way of achieving anything in J&K without a lasting unity between different sections of our society. We have to stop seeing ourselves as Hindu Muslim, Shia- Suni, Bareli Deobandi. Unity in diversity must be our creed to last for all time and under all circumstances, otherwise there is no end in sight to our common problems in the shape of poverty, unemployment, and under-development. Our mutual discord will make our descent into darkness. Divided we cannot achieve anything, let alone get back our abridged constitutional and democratic rights.”

Earlier, he visited Chanapora, Naushahar to condole with the bereaved family of noted trader Ghulam Rasool Mir, who breathed his last the other day. Joined in by the party’s local unit functionaries, he offered Fatiha for the departed soul.

Meanwhile Party Chief Spokesperson & Incharge Zadibal Tanvir Sadiq today visited Lalbazar in Zadibal constituency to share grief with the family of late Haji Ghulam Muhammad Thatroo, who had breathed his last the other day.


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