Reiterates that Kashmir acceded to a Secular India, not RSS’s ‘Hindu Rashtra’

JK News Today

Srinagar, Nov 15 ( JKNT)

National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Tuesday stated Jammu & Kashmir had acceded to secular India and not a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ while reiterating that Autonomy was the only workable solution to the Kashmir issue.

While chairing the working committee meeting of district Ganderbal at party head quarters NC President said that GoI was bound to make provisions to grant Autonomy to Jammu & Kashmir and this was a guarantee that had time and again been clarified with the representatives from the government of India. He said that Autonomy remains the only constitutional remedy to Kashmir issue and there was nothing ‘unconstitutional’ about it.

Denigrating the comments made by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat in Jammu recently, Dr Farooq Abdullah said that Kashmir’s accession was to secular India not an India that calls itself a Hindu Rashtra. He lambasted the comments of Bhagwat and said, “The very basis of our relationship with India is based on secular nature of the country.”

Dr Farooq Abdullah called his staunch belief in Autonomy as an achievable goal a ‘dream that will see light of the day’. “For the love I have for the people of this state, I will never show them a dream that cannot be fulfilled,” he said. He restated that Autonomy for the state of J&K was the political statement of his party and that the party would never barter it for anything else.