Every J-K resident wants statehood back, says Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah

ANANTNAG — National Conference President and former chief minister J&K, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir wants statehood back.

“Not only me, but every resident of Jammu and Kashmir wants statehood back,” Dr. Farooq Abdullah said while speaking to the news agency KNS exclusively on the sidelines of a party function held in southern Anantnag.

Notably New Delhi on August 5, 2019 took away the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and 35-A and downgraded the erstwhile State into two Union Territories – Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah expressed happiness over the verdict of the Supreme Court regarding Delhi that Lieutenant Governor has no power or right to control bureaucracy. “I appreciate SC’s verdict regarding Delhi that LG has no right to control bureaucracy. I am happy about the decision. Each and every citizen of J&K wants statehood back,” Dr. Farooq Abdullah said.

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He hoped that GoI will take into consideration the emotions of people and will fulfill sooner than later the demand for restoration of statehood to J&K. He appealed to workers to strengthen the party at the grassroots level and press every effort for the larger interest of the people of J&K.

“I appeal to my people to exhibit unshakable unity as everything can be achieved only by remaining together,” he said.

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National Conference leader Dr. Farooq Abullah on Friday said that everyone in Jammu and Kashmir wants statehood to be restored so that they can elect their own government.

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Farooq Abdullah, as per the news agency KNT, said that there is unemployment, inflation, and anarchy in Jammu and Kashmir.

He appealed to people especially youth to pray, recite the Holy Quran, and follow the Islamic teachings in letter and spirit.

“Those who can’t recite the Holy Quran should at least listen to it,” he said and added it was the love of people and the will of the Creator that he performed Umrah despite being frail and feeble.

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