Srinagar, Mar 22 (PTI) Alleging “systematic erosion” of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by the ruling PDP-BJP alliance, opposition NC president Farooq Abdullah today called for a united front to foil the machinations of communal and divisive elements.
Stating that the spirit of inclusiveness alone can steer Jammu and Kashmir out of the prevailing morass and political instability, Abdullah claimed the state government was carrying out “systematic erosion” of the state’s special status.
Stepping up his electoral campaign for by-polls to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, Abdullah cautioned against attempts to divide people, generate mistrust and hate between various segments of society and subjecting the people of Kashmir to humiliation and harassment on a daily basis.
“PDP has volunteered to be RSS’ flag-bearer to trample the unique identity of Jammu and Kashmir and demolish its time-tested secular ethos,” the former Chief Minister said while addressing party workers at National Conference headquarters here.
Abdullah exhorted the people “to stand guard against sinister moves being perpetrated by forces inimical to the uniqueness of Kashmiriyat and strengthen the bonds of amity and brotherhood”.
He hoped the people of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts will come forward in a big way and endorse their commitment to safeguarding singular entity of the state and ending the era of uncertainty in Kashmir.
The PDP-BJP combine has developed vested interest in keeping Kashmir on the boil, he alleged adding, the people of the Valley have become target of their ulterior motives.
He said NC will fight tooth and nail against the “anti-people policies” of the state government.
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