National Conference vice- president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that his party is committed to protect and safeguard the interests of the state and its people against forces inimical to states unity and its secular credentials.
Addressing the Party’s monthly provincial committee meeting here the NC vice-president expressed concern over the unbridled civilian killings and human rights violations in the state. “The never ending vicious circle of killings in Kashmir which gained momentum since the PDP-BJP alliance came in being continues to devour our young and old. People especially the youth of the state stand disenchanted due to wrong policies being implemented by BJP led central government,” he said.
He solicited an earnest effort from GOI to instill confidence in the people. “The iron fist strategy should pave way for reconciliation and rapprochement,” he said.
Party vice president while exuding confidence in the party functionaries said that acquiring power has never been party’s goal and the party will continue to highlight the woes of people determinedly. “It is our duty to highlight the woes of people. We owe a sense of duty towards the people of state irrespective of their caste, creed and religious affiliations,” he said.
Omar said, “Party went through worst of the times and was subjected to worst machinations but with the support of people we trounced all those efforts that aimed at fiddling with states special character.”
Omar expressed concern over the failure of the incumbent Governor’s administration over ensuring basic amenities to people. “The pesky power supply, unscheduled cuts have become norm of the day. Unfortunately people in the Valley have been left to fend for themselves. The incumbent Governor’s administration is busy in politicking. Development issues and up gradation of civic amenities have taken a back seat at present,” he said.
Mean while former senior superintendent of police Riyaz Bedar joined National Conference on the occasion. According warm welcome to the former police officer who belongs to Pattan constituency of north Kashmir, party vice president said that the party will benefit from the professional capabilities of the new entrant into our fold. “The party will surely benefit from his experience in public service. The doors of party are open to every right thinking person who wants to contribute to development of state and securing its special character,” he said.