Farooq Abdullah hopes for return of peace

Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today hoped for the return of peace in Jammu and Kashmir so that all communities could live without fear.

The National Conference (NC) president recalled the communal bonhomie that existed in the erstwhile State before the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the 1990s.

“There was a time we were together and then a wave came and we separated,” he said.

Abdullah was speaking after releasing a book, ‘When the Heart Speaks – Memoirs of a Cardiologist’, written by renowned heart specialist Dr Upendra Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit. The function was also attended by NC vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.