NC will continue struggle for ‘restoration’ of J&K’s rights: Dr Farooq
Post by RK News on Friday, December 1, 2023
Srinagar, Nov 30: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday reiterated the party’s resolve to continue its constitutional fight for the "restoration" of J&K’s identity and rights.
Addressing party functionaries and workers here at the party headquarters, Dr Farooq said, “J&K does not deserve pettiness. It needs wisdom and statesmanship. There are forces whose sole agenda is to dilute our identity. Unfortunately, such forces are inimical to the identity of our region and are using their local henchmen to pursue their agenda. The mushrooming of political outfits in the valley is also suggestive of the nefarious agenda of such forces as they want to demean and divide the voice of our people. We won't allow them a walkover."
"NC being a single-minded assertion of J&K people's identity will continue to guard our people's rights, their identity, and their pluralistic ethos. At no point will we give up our just struggle for the protection of our unique and historical identity. We will fulfil the promises and pledges given to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and would not retrace from them even at the cost of our lives," he added.
The NC chief said the J&K people are suffering due to the absence of a democratically-elected government. "There is a government in place that sans accountability. People are enduring power outages of up to 16 hours a day. The dire situation has cast a shadow over daily life, especially as the temperature has dropped to sub-zero levels, making things more difficult," he said, adding, "The population is not seeking free rations. Instead, they are demanding adequate rations. Surviving on a mere five kilograms of ration per head is simply not possible for our people.”
Meanwhile, National Conference North Zone President Javed Ahmad Dar on Thursday presided over a one-day workers' meeting at Wagoora Kreeri. During the meeting, the preparations for the party's convention to be held in the Wagoora and Sopore constituencies were reviewed. Provincial Secretary Showkat Mir, District President Baramulla Sajjad Shafi Uri, In-charge Constituency Wagora Khawaja Muhammad Yaqoob Wani, Ghulam Hassan Rahi, Irshad Rasool and youth leader Iqbal Nabi were also present in the meeting.
Central Zone President Ali Mohammad Dar also presided over a meeting of district Budgam functionaries. The functionaries also discussed the ongoing party activities in the constituency. They also discussed imminent challenges faced by the party and the future course of action to deal with them. Senior party leaders Advocate Saifuddin Butt, Dr Muhammad Shafi, Ghulam Nabi Bhat, Nazir Ahmed Goga and other office bearers were also present in the meeting. Apart from party programs and party activities in the district, discussions were held about the problems and difficulties faced by the people. Concern was also expressed over the worst electricity crisis in the valley.