By: Musaib Iqbal MK
Srinagar MP and PAGD Chief Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday told media that his party and other political organizations of Kashmir will fight for the restoration of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
He had come along with his party supporters at the grave of his father in connection with 39th death anniversary. He said that not only the special status but the central government should also make the erstwhile state a reality including Ladakh.
When he was asked about the developments in Afghanistan Farooq Abdullah expressed hope that the new Taliban government will do justice with all and will run affairs of the country in keeping with tenets of Islam and respect human rights.
According to GNS in its news report about the utterance of Farooq Abdullah it said, “Sheikh Abdullah devoted entire life for upliftment of this nation and hopefully this party (NC) will continue with the endeavor and continue to do good for people,” he said, adding, “These days, party elections are taking place and I congratulate observers and all others connected with the process. Such exercise keeps the party alive and brings about liveliness in ranks. Also good people come to fore.”
To a question on assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the former 3-time chief minister of erstwhile state categorically announced party’s participation sans any precondition like restoration of the statehood or any other demand.
“I don’t know when elections will take place. The National Conference is not going to remain away from elections. We have to fight elections and Inshallah (god willing) we will surely fight them,” he said as per GNS.
“As far as statehood and restoration of Article 370 and 35A is concerned, we are resolute and there is crack. Inshallah one day we will successfully take it back,” he added.
On Afghanistan, he said, “it is a separate country. Those who have come there have to look after the country.”
He added: “I am hopeful that they will do justice with one and all and run a good country in keeping in view human rights and tenets of Islam. I will add that they should develop friendly ties with all countries.”
With inputs from GNS