Farooq Abdullah says Kashmir being viewed as a vote bank
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Srinagar MP and Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are being viewed as a vote bank only and the central government is ignoring their aspirations.
According to the ANI report, Farooq Abdullah said that all the promises made in the past have been broken by New Delhi and there is no respect for their views and aspirations.
“People in Kashmir have only been used as a vote bank, several promises were made but none fulfilled. Problems were created between Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims. Our enemies will benefit from the hatred spread between Hindus and Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir,” Abdullah said at an event in Jammu.
Alleging a play of politics based on religion in the Union Territory, he said, “The country will not survive if we, the leaders, don’t separate religion and politics from each other.”
“Why don’t they pass the Women’s Rights Bill? They have 300 members in the Parliament but don’t want women to rise and get the same status as men,” the NC chief questioned.
With ANI inputs