Ruling coalition partner National Conference (NC) seems to have hit the poll mode button a year head of the state assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. The party reiterates that Jammu and Kashmir is primarily a political problem and needs to be resolved through peaceful political means and says that the restoration of internal autonomy was the only solution to the political problems of the state.
“The only way to bring normalcy and permanent peace to the state and the subcontinent is to restore autonomy in its pristine form, as guaranteed in the Indian Constitution,” NC patron and union minister Dr Farooq Abdullah said in his message in the party’s online newsletter.
The newsletter was launched during the NC’s Central Working Committee meeting held at Jammu recently with the aim of highlighting its achievements.
“If there existed solution better than autonomy, which is acceptable to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the NC would have no problem in accepting it. But there is no viable solution than autonomy,” the newsletter quoted Abdullah.
In his message, Farooq called for a change in approach and attitude for building a strong and peaceful Jammu and Kashmir, and India.
“To strengthen our state and country, we need to change our approach and attitude, which is a hindrance in the way of building a strong and peaceful nation. We have to realise our responsibilities,” he said.
Appealing people to follow path of secularism and peaceful brotherhood, Farooq said, “division in the name of religion, region, caste and colour is the biggest enemy of our nation and we all should be united to fight this enemy, if we want to take the path of prosperity and development,”