Omar Tells Delhi: Economic Packages Not Enough; Address Real Issues

JAMMU- Reiterating that packages alone are not going to address the issues in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference Working President and former Chief Minister Mr Omar Abdullah said that a holistic approach is needed for creating an atmosphere wherein lasting peace shall prevail and people, especially the youth can get opportunities to grow.

“I had told the then Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh in a public meeting during his visit to the state that the people of the state were not looking towards economic packages but wanted peace in the region for endings for all their sufferings”, the former Chief Minister told several delegations which called on him here during his brief visit to the winter capital. 

Abdullah called for multipronged approach to address various dimensions of the issues involved, saying that regaining trust of the people and instilling a sense of confidence among them is imperative to steer the state to peace, progress and development.

While cautioning against the machinations of divisive forces, the National Conference Working President emphasised the need for maintaining unity and tranquillity to isolate elements inimical to the state’s unique ethos. He recalled the sacrifices offered by the party during most testing and challenging times of the history and said that appreciating the imperative of pluralism and composite ethos, Sher-e-Kashmir had rechristened the Muslim Conference into a National Conference.

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