Nowpora (Sopore),August 17 (Scoop News)-Former Minister and Member AICC Abdul Gani Vakil today said that Congress has always all along stood for the high principals of secularism, amity and brotherhood in the country and same trait is being nurtured and propagated in the State and it was same reason that Gandhi Ji saw a ray of hope in Jammu and Kashmir in respect of communal harmony. He reiterated that Congress has a history of fighting divisive forces with all its might wherever such forces raised their ugly head. Those intending to damage secular fabric of the State or infuse sectarian or communal intent into the minds of common masses, will never be allowed to succeed in their nefarious designs. It is the duty of every individual in the state to understand the importance of unity amongst three regions of the State and maintain traditional ethos here and those damaging this ethos are big enemies of India, who deserve no pardon, Vakil added.
Vakil was addressing party workers convention at Nowpora Sopore. He said that it is unfortunate that some parties who exploit the sentiments of the people simply for their vote bank deserves to be demoralized and their ugly designs needs to be defeated. Agitations or exploiting the sentiments of the innocent people does not last long as people of the State are mature enough to understand the double standards and hollow sloganeering for voting consideration.
Vakil praised the commendable role played by the Hurriyat leaders during communal tension in Kishtwar, which unambiguously helped the State in containing and curbing the violence from spreading to other areas and Hurriyat never made any effort to fuel the fire which could have been detrimental to the State as well as to country. He said that Government and people must endorse and appreciate the positive gesture of Hurriyat and appealed them to respond in the same spirit the offer talks of Central Government which will benefit poor masses in this trouble torn State and will help them to come out of this conflict.
Vakil said that strong Pakistan is in our interest but at the same time our neighbor should not divert attention of its citizens by resorting to cease fire violations on LoC rather should concentrate in redressing basic problems of their people. Pakistan will achieve nothing in becoming trouble fomenter for India which only will ultimately result in exhausting its own resources which could be used for betterment of common masses there.
While addressing the convention Vakil urged the Prime Minister to send a Parliamentary delegation to Kishtwar to access the situation on the ground viz. a viz. damages there so that victims does not feel isolated.
Since the Chief Minister is claiming that militancy is on decline therefore it is inevitable to review the role of VDCs particularly in the backdrop of the Kishtwar incident as people all over the State has been claiming that there is now no relevance of VDCs as people has lost faith in them, Vakil added.
Vakil appealed all stake holders in the State to contribute in development, prosperity and peace and demoralize those forces who only and only want to divide State on communal and regional lines but he assured that Congress will never allow these forces to groom. Besides other who addressed the gathering Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Shah, Haji Mohmmad Afzal Khan, Pt. Brij Nath Nehru and Sardar Harbajan Singh Azad.
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