National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday took on the newly formed PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir over the recent Handwara clashes, saying it must work to end violence.
“The government should have stopped this from happening, but it failed. Today, the government should take care of the fighting. The government must work to end the violence. We can never bring peace in the state if innocents die,” Abdullah said. He said that the state is passing through a difficult stage and there is need for a collective effort to steer it to peace and tranquility.
Dr Abdullah recalled the key role played by National Conference during most testing times in making a turnaround in the situation and instilling sense of security and safety among people. “This spirit is needed to be invoked to ensure dignified and secured life for the people across the state”, he added.
Farooq exuded confidence that with the joining of public-spirited and dedicated people the party will become stronger at grass roots level. “It is incumbent upon workers to reach out to the masses and highlight the policies and programmes of National Conference, which stands for unity and single entity of the State”, he said and hoped that the cadre will perform their designated role in bringing about harmony in the state.