New Delhi, July 20: Criticising lynching and killings of Muslims, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah said that while India belongs to people of ‘every religion’, efforts are being made to ‘change’ it. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases

Speaking at a condolence meeting  of National Conference legislator Saifullah Mir’s brother in Kupwara on Thursday, Abdullah said,”Communalism is increasing. Today, Muslims are being killed in the rest of country in a manner that I can’t describe. These people have become rabid dogs. They think only they are right.” Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning

Furthermore he stated,“This is not the India, we think of. India is of every religion — whether a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh. Everyone has equal rights. Efforts are being made to change it. You should pray to God to save us from such forces,” he said. (Also read: Farooq Abdullah Calls For Third Party Intervention to Solve Kashmir Issue, Sparks Political Row) Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity

He also accused forces of destroying peace in the Valley saying,“The forces still exist, they don’t want peace here. They earn their livelihood from it, from our deaths,” he said, adding “These forces don’t want peace between India and Pakistan, they don’t want friendship between India and Pakistan. We are paying the price for this.”