Srinagar: National Conference patron and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Fridaysaid that boys joining militant ranks were ‘sacrificing their lives for freedom of the nation”.
Addressing party workers at the Nawa-e-Subh party headquarters in Srinagar, Abdullah said: “Today, when our boys are rendering sacrifices, they are not aspiring to become MLAs, MPs or ministers. They are giving sacrifices to demand their right: ‘this is our land and we are its rightful owners’.
He asked the workers not to forget these sacrifices. “These boys have left. Everyone lives life, nobody wants to die. But they have made promise with God that you are the sole giver and taker of life. But we will sacrifice our life for the freedom of this nation,” said Abdullah.
He also trained guns at India and Pakistan for “not doing justice with the people of Kashmir”.
“India and Pakistan are not able to understand this. This fight started in 1931. We are not anybody’s enemy. But we are asking both the countries to do justice with us. You forgot promises made in 1948,” said Farooq Abdullah and added that a new nation has taken birth which doesn’t fear guns. “It (Kashmir) is striving to achieve the freedom.” (CNS)