The Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly Friday passed a resolution to maintain peace and communal harmony in the state following former chief minister Omar Abdullah’s strong pitch for it during the Zero Hour.
Taking a dig at extremist elements, Omar said that whole world was talking about the assault on legislator Er Rashid by BJP MlAs in the house yesterday.Omar also expressed concern over the rumours of slaughtering of cows in Udhampur district yesterday.Maintaining that extremist elements have no space in J&K that has always been a torchbearer of peace and communal harmony.
Omar reminded the house that Gandhi had seen a ray of hope during the bloody communal riots during the Partition in 1947.
He demanded for passing a unanimous resolution for making an appeal to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to maintain peace and communal harmony.
Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed acknowledged Abdullah’s concern and complimented him for raising the issue. The speaker of the assembly Kavinder Gupta later passed the resolution.