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Will not die till rights of my persons are restored: Farooq Abdullah

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JAMMU: Addressing his get together staff in Jammu for the primary time in over a 12 months, a visibly emotional Farooq Abdullah on Friday mentioned he will not die till constitutional rights of the individuals of the erstwhile state are restored.

The National Conference (NC) president additionally assailed the BJP for “misleading the country” and making “false promises” to the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir in addition to these in Ladakh.

“I will not die until the rights of my people are given back…. I am here to do something for the people and the day I will finish my work, I will leave this world,” Abdullah advised NC staff who packed the Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan right here forward of a scheduled assembly of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Saturday.

It was 84-year-old Abdullah’s first political assembly in Jammu for the reason that abrogation of Article 370, which accorded Jammu and Kashmir particular standing, and bifurcation of the state into union territories in August final 12 months.

Mainstream political events in Jammu and Kashmir, together with the NC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), fashioned the PAGD final month for the restoration of the particular standing of the erstwhile state because it existed earlier than August 5 final 12 months and in addition to provoke a dialogue between all stakeholders on the problem.

Abdullah, accompanied by his son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah, arrived right here this afternoon, their first go to to the area in over a 12 months.

The Abdullahs, together with different political leaders in Kashmir, had been detained below the Public Safety Act and launched this 12 months.

Farooq Abdullah, the sitting parliamentarian from Srinagar and a former chief minister, mentioned his get together had by no means differentiated between Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir and at all times thought-about them a single entity.

“We have never thought that Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir are separate from each other. We could not be able to take the people of these regions on board at the time of the formation of the PAGD due to the urgency of the situation and now we are here,” Abdullah mentioned.

He mentioned the events have joined fingers to pitch for the restoration of the Article 370, Article 35A and throw away the “black laws” which had been applied in Jammu and Kashmir past Lakhanpur — the gateway to the erstwhile state bordering Punjab.





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