SRINAGAR: A delegation of Party’s minority wing comprising members from the districts of Budgam, Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag called on the National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah at his Gupkar residence in Srinagar on Saturday, said the statement.

Sikh Delegation Calls On Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday, September 12,2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The statement said that NC Vice President Omar Abdullah, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Party Treasurer Shammi Oberoi, and political advisor to Party President Dr Farooq Mushtaq Guroo were also present on the occasion.

“Among others, the delegation consisted of Party’s Minority Wing Organizer Sardar Jagdish Singh Azad, Moti Singh,” said the statement.

According to the statement, the delegation while interacting with the Party President appreciated the role of National Conference leadership towards strengthening the bonds of communal harmony in J&K since 1947 and protecting the vital interests of all the communities.

It said that the delegation expressed dismay over the non-inclusion of Punjabi language in the official language list of J&K.

The statement said that on the occasion, NC President appreciated the resolve with which the Party’s minority wing withstood all tribulations since August last year. The delegation reiterated their support towards the efforts of the Party President to restore the constitutional position of Jammu and Kashmir.

“They also maintained that the National Conference was the only party that could salvage Jammu and Kashmir to safe shores from the prevailing situation. They reiterated their support to the party leadership, hoping that Jammu and Kashmir will again move ahead on the trajectory of peace, prosperity and development and that the National Conference was the only organization to ensure it with the active participation of people,” it said.

“On the occasion, the delegation unanimously reiterated their support to the underway efforts of the Party President Dr Farooq Abdullah for the restoration of the constitutional position of J&K, which was unconstitutionally and unilaterally rescinded on the August 5 last year,” it added.

Speaking on the occasion, the functionaries also highlighted the widespread administrative inertia, development deficit and unaccountability on the ground, reads the statement issued by NC.


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