National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday mentioned the folks of Jammu and Kashmir are praying that the current settlement between India and Pakistan on ceasefire holds as it would carry them some reduction. Peace is within the bigger curiosity of the area, he mentioned. “Hostilities on borders bring only agonies and miseries to the dwellers, halt agriculture and economic activities, and impact the way of life of every segment of society,” Abdullah mentioned whereas addressing NC employees in Udhampur.
On February 25, India and Pakistan introduced that they’ve agreed to strictly observe all agreements on a ceasefire alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and different sectors “in the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders”.
Abdullah, Member of Parliament from Srinagar, mentioned the folks of Jammu and Kashmir are praying for the success of this measure as it would carry them some reduction.
Both the nations are spending a considerable portion of their budgets on defence procurement, thus compromising on the welfare of their poor populations, he mentioned.
Peace is within the bigger curiosity of the area, particularly because the folks of the 2 nations have been craving for good relations, he added.
Invoking the phrases of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee that “you can change your friends but not your neighbours”, Abdullah mentioned both the 2 nations can develop their friendship and prosper, or proceed the enmity however then there will probably be no prosperity.
According to a joint assertion issued by India and Pakistan on February 25, the 2 sides reiterated that the prevailing mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag conferences will probably be utilised to resolve any unexpected state of affairs or misunderstanding.
On the revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution, Abdullah mentioned it’s not only a Kashmir-centric challenge and rather more vital for the areas of Jammu and Ladakh.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister exhorted the NC cadre to succeed in out to folks and work for his or her betterment.
The energy of the National Conference comes from the folks, who’re the true fountainhead of energy, which isn’t to rule however to serve the plenty, regardless of caste, creed, color and faith, he mentioned.
Abdullah mentioned folks’s huge help for the NC regardless of quite a few challenges displays their deep religion within the occasion which has at all times cherished the pluralistic ethos that has been the drive that binds areas and religions.
“We have to maintain, sustain and promote this spirit for making Jammu and Kashmir a better place to live in,” he mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)