NC will continue struggle for ‘restoration’ of J&K people’s constitutional rights: Omar
Post by RK News on Monday, December 11, 2023
Srinagar, Dec 10: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that the party will continue to spearhead the peaceful struggle for the “restoration” of the constitutional rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said while addressing a workers convention in Rafiabad, Baramulla. Even before the Supreme Court decision on Article 370, party Vice President Omar Abdullah expressed anger against the alleged harassment and intimidation of National Conference leaders and office bearers.
“The Supreme Court has not passed a verdict yet. How do you know what the verdict is? Maybe it is in our favour. Then what is the need to call my party colleagues to police stations? They have been called to police stations since Saturday night and threatened. They are being told that they should not write this or that on social media. Are these threats only for the NC? Tell me whether you have called a BJP leader. What is wrong with it? Don't we have a right to say this in a democracy? Can't we raise objections in a democracy? If others can talk, why not us?” Omar alleged.
The former chief minister in his address said, “The Supreme Court will give a decision tomorrow, but is it necessary to shut us down? Is it necessary to cancel our program? Have we ever damaged the environment? Have we ever told the youth to pick up and throw stones? Have we ever told youth here to pick up a gun and fight? Our President Dr. Farooq Abdullah gave a speech at Hazratbal at that time and said, "Youth, if you don't like Farooq Abdullah, I will leave, but don't pick up this gun. Since then, 35 years have passed and his words have been proven right time and again. The gun has given nothing but destruction and destruction.”
The NC Vice President added, "We went to the Supreme Court and except for a few other parties, all others reached SC and all tried together. “Let's assume for two minutes that if the Supreme Court's decision is not in our favour, it does not mean that we will give up our fight. It took 70 years for BJP to reach August 05, 2019. Before that, the Supreme Court gave two judgments which were in favour of Article 370, did the BJP people leave their position, or did they back down? Rather, they continued their political fight. It means that we will not lose heart, we will not be disappointed. We will peacefully, democratically and legally get our rights back. We will continue to fight for what was taken away from us."