Sense of inclusivity needs to be restored in Muslims: Dr Farooq

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Srinagar, Apr 25: National Conference patron and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday urged to “build a consensus at the national level so that Jammu and Kashmir can be ushered into a corrective era of peace and stability”.
Senior Abdullah was reacting to former Union minister Salman Khursheed’s remarks, who had stoked a controversy while saying: “I am a part of Congress. So, let me accept that we have the blood of Muslims on our hands.”
“There needs to be a consensus at the national level to rise above partisan politics and do justice with Jammu and Kashmir so that the State can be ushered into a corrective era of peace and stability,” Farooq said.
Terming Khursheed’s statement as “introspective”, Farooq said: “Muslims in India have contributed vastly and selflessly towards the progress and the integrity of the country but the past is replete with various instances where they have been at the receiving end of injustice, inequality and prejudice at the policy level. Salman Khursheed’s statement is introspective and should be welcomed and other political parties at the national level should also acknowledge the injustices of the past so that such mistakes are not repeated in the future”.
Farooq also said: “A sense of dignity and inclusivity needs to be restored, especially in the face of divisive rhetoric and communal ploys as a result of which Muslims are faced with a new challenge of political and economic disempowerment”.