Final Up to date: October 30, 2022, 10:12 IST
Nationwide Convention chief and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah has mentioned he needs for the return of peace in Jammu and Kashmir so that each one communities might stay with out worry.
Recalling the communal bonhomie that existed within the erstwhile state earlier than the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley within the Nineties, he mentioned, “There was a time we had been collectively after which a wave got here and we separated”.
Abdullah was talking on Saturday after releasing a ebook, ‘When the Coronary heart Speaks – Memoirs of a Heart specialist’, written by famend coronary heart specialist Dr Upendra Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit. The operate was additionally attended by NC vice chairman and former chief minister Omar Abdullah.
The NC president mentioned he discovered the ebook engrossing. It gave an perception into the journey of Dr Kaul’s life and the communal bonhomie that existed earlier than the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley, he mentioned.
“The disappointment expressed within the ebook is the strain between spiritual communities,” Abdullah mentioned whereas referring to the scenario earlier than and after the eruption of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir within the Nineties.
Abdullah mentioned Kashmiri Muslims had been silent spectators on the time of the exodus of Pandits “as a result of we had been scared ourselves”.
“These relations haven’t been restored but. When these might be restored, I don’t know. We pray for the return of these days after we all lived with out worry,” he mentioned.
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