Farooq urges Modi to walk extra mile to reach people of Kashmir

Jammu: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah the newly elected MP on Friday has urged PM Narendra Modi to walk the extra mile to reach out to the people of Kashmir.

The newly elected MP was also complimented for his victory in the Lok Sabha election at a function in the NC headquarters in Jammu.

Abdullah said he hopes that Modi-led central government would protect the rights of the people in Jammu and Kashmir and that the government would do justice too.

He urged the Central government to develop the region, complete the rail project by bringing Kashmir on the railway map on an immediate basis apart from other developments, the Statesman reports.

Article 35A and 370 of the Constitution should be preserved for Jammu and Kashmir’s people he said and added that the government should grant regional autonomy to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

“Gear up for assembly elections,” said Farooq Abdullah while addressing the NC member meet up after the victory.

Achieving massive victory in all the three regions, Abdullah assured people that after forming government with absolute majority his party would work towards fulfilling the regional aspirations of the people by granting regional autonomy under the superintendence of the state government.

None of the region people irrespective of religion should feel deprived he said.

“Our agenda is to foster amity and bridge the gap between various sections of the society,” he said.

He also pledged that his party would work towards the dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homes and hearths in the Valley.