Omar’s Resolution for Maintaining Communal Harmony Passed by House

Riyaz Ul Khaliq



A file photo of former CM Omar Abdullah in lower house of state legislature.

While speaking on the yesterday’s episode in JK Assembly in which BJP MLAs manhandled lawmaker from Langate Er Rashid, Omar Abdullah called for the unanimous resolution to prevent the communal harmony in the state.

Omar while speaking during the Zero Hour said nobody is happy over what happened in this house 24 hours ago. “There is buzz over the episode across globe,” he said. “But let me tell you, it isn’t the real face of J&K.” Omar said the real face of JK is one beheld by MK Gandhi at the time of partition when sub-continent was bleeding in communal frenzy. “He saw a ray of hope in Kashmir.”

Omar cautioned the house that some elements are hell-bent to disturb the communal harmony of the state. “And today to protect the same harmony, internet was blocked in Jammu and today there is a disturbance in Udhampur.” Before returning to his chair, Omar appealed for the resolution to maintain the communal harmony of the state.

CM Mufti Sayeed (A file photo)

The leader of the House, Mufti Sayeed while appreciating Omar’s speech said Kashmir was known for communal harmony well before 1947. “And to maintain the same, Shiekh Abdullah towed a different line towards the most popular leader of sub-continent Ali Mohammad Jinnah,” Mufti said. “By converting Muslim Conference into National Conference, Sheikh set an example.” Mufti stressed that Gandhi was right to see the ray in Kashmir, as “we were always different”.

While thanking the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi for “bringing Sheikh Abdullah back”, Mufti said, “After returning to mainstream, Sheikh made it possible to take everyone along. He was inclusive. But somehow, we couldn’t take it forward.”

Mufti said that there was selection mode in running J&K government. “He made way for Mufti Sayeed, Tarigami and others,” he said adding, “we could not dare to hold elections.”

Now, Mufti said, time has come when we should pass the resolution from this house, “which is very powerful”.

After Mufti concluded his speech, the speaker passed a resolution.


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