Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is passing through a “very sensitive” period, National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Friday said and blamed the ruling coalition for vitiating peaceful atmosphere of the state.
The former Union minister said the balance which existed between communities seems to be nowhere and slammed PDP-BJP coalition for taking the state on a “dangerous path of communal discord”.
“The state of Jammu and Kashmir is going through a?very sensitive time. The present coalition is hell bent on? vitiating peaceful atmosphere of the state.
“The balance that?existed between different communities seems to be nowhere,” Abdullah said while interacting with party workers at his residence here.
He said the present situation in the state was a?physical manifestation of the policies and plans of the coalition.
“I have been saying this before elections too and I am? saying this now. BJP in connivance with its coalition partner? PDP has set out on a path to bring Kashmir and Jammu at? loggerheads.
“The present situation in our state is a physical? manifestation of their policies and plans,” he said.
Abdullah said NC brought the state out of “despotic and autocratic rule and heralded an era of peace, brotherhood, communal amity between communities.”
“Unfortunately, the present dispensation is making an? all out effort to derail it. We have and are on the mission? that (NC founder) Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah has? shown us.
“NC is committed to its agenda of ‘Naya (new) Kashmir’ and we will not allow anybody to trample upon it,” he said.
Abdullah also criticised the government for ignoring September 2014 flood victims.
“They have a moral obligation to restore livelihoods, houses of those who got affected in 2014 floods.
“The government has to prioritise rehabilitation of these victims but they seem to be interested in playing petty politics,” he said.
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