Srinagar, National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday stressed on protecting the insignia of J&K’s unique culture and history.
Addressing a gathering in Umerheir, Buchpora , he said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been guarding the frontiers of their culture, heritage and traditions since ages.
“It becomes all the more important to preserve our culture, language and traditions in our families in wake of the attempts aimed at destroying it by forces inimical to our unique political identity”, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir said.
Abdullah said he is sure that people will foil all such attempts by keeping the flame of unity and brotherhood alive.
“I see no way of achieving anything in J&K without a lasting unity between different sections of our society”, the Lok Sabha member from Srinagarsaid and added “We have to stop seeing ourselves as Hindu Muslim, Shia-Sunni, Bareli Deobandi”.
He said, unity in diversity must be our creed to last for all time and under all circumstances, otherwise there is no end in sight to our common problems in the shape of poverty, unemployment, and under-development. “Our mutual discord will make our descent into darkness,” he said.
Farooq said the National Conference has a history of rendering sacrifices for the people of this State. Asking people to take pride in their culture and mother-tongue, Farooq said that the identity of a nation was its most valuable asset.
Farooq said that Jammu & Kashmir had survived numerous conspiracies and ploys to dilute its unique culture and history and that the National Conference will never allow the apologetic proxies of communal parties to divide the people for their short-term, electoral and political gains.