Omar asks Delhi to fulfill pledges made to JK people

Srinagar:  National Conference Vice President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday asked New Delhi to fulfill pledges made to people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a gathering here at Damhal Hanjipura Kulgam, Omar said the party has long been associated with the political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Omar was in Kulgam to pay tributes to NC’s veteran leader and former speaker Wali Muhammad Itoo on his 27th death anniversary.

“While the entire party leadership was incarcerated, the workers withstood all the intimidation with bravery and didn’t give in,” Omar said.

“The DDC results have made it clear that the people of Jammu and Kashmir trust none other than NC when it comes to representing their genuine political aspirations. However there is no scope of contentment, the results also revealed some shortcomings as well which we need to plug on time,” he said.

Asking New Delhi to fulfill its solemn pledges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar said, “The founding fathers of the nation have listed all the solemn commitments made to the people of J&K in the constitution itself. We are subjected to canards, called as anti national and timid when we call for having a dialogue with the neighboring country to solve all the impending issues.  The fresh veiled diplomatic outreach between India and Pakistan, and the successive DGMO level accord on the implementation of ceasefire on the borders between India and Pakistan is a telling indictment of our stand. We in our party don’t resort to rabble rousing. Pragmatism has long been the template of our party policy. And our repeated calls for dialogue both internal and external are borne out of our commitment to non-violence and predilection for peace”.

“I hope the DGMO level talks act as a step towards greater engagement between India and Pakistan,” he said.

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