KL NEWS NETWORK
Expressing surprise over the assertions made by Hurriyat (g) Spokesperson, Ayaz Akbar, wherein he has linked Congress Party with Communal forces like RSS, VHP, Bajrangdal or BJP, the state unit of Congress said Akbar should “study the history of Congress Party and have full knowledge on the subjects before issuing Statements”. “Congress Party needs no certificate to prove its Secular Character,” a party statement said Sunday afternoon.
“The role played by a prominent Islamic Scholar Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru founder leaders of the Party, Indira Gandhi , Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, Fakurdin Ahmad Ali and so many Muslim, Hindu leaders & Scholars, for the betterment and welfare of Muslims and other communities is unforgettable and was the hall mark of secular character of Congress Party,” the statement said. “Congress Leadership have always defeated the designs of communal forces who wanted to divide the people on the basis of religion and regions. The role played by Congress Leadership right from 1947 is an eye opener for all particularly to international community.”
The Congress satatement alleged that the statement of Hurriyat (g) Spokesperson “is not based on the facts a malicious campaign against the party.” The statement said, “seems he (Spokesperson) has made the assertions in hurry and without having a proper knowledge of the subject; Congress Party advises him to desist from issuing such statements in future”.
“No one on earth can challenge secular character of Congress Party, Congress Party has always been a pro-people, having always defeated those forces who were hell bent up to target the communities on religion, region, language, caste basis.”
It further said that Congress Party is “one and only secular force of the Country having always taken care of the people by keeping aside their religions, always wanted Muslim to proper and progress like other communities.”