Fight communal forces unitedly: Omar Abdullah

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 08:43

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday called for a unified approach to thwart the designs of communal elements and appealed to political parties to desist from dividing communities for votes.

Addressing the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting here, Omar Abdullah impressed upon the people of all communities to jointly preserve and promote peaceful co-existence of multiple religions, pluralistic ethos and varied cultures.

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday called for a unified approach to thwart the designs of communal elements and appealed to political parties to desist from dividing communities for votes.

Addressing the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting here, Omar Abdullah impressed upon the people of all communities to jointly preserve and promote peaceful co-existence of multiple religions, pluralistic ethos and varied cultures.

He said various measures were taken to restore confidence of the different communities.

Omar Abdullah mentioned the cases of communal incidents in Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states being treated separately in the NIC agenda and questioned: "Why are you treating us separately?"

His query was addressed to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde. In response to this, Shinde said that this would be kept in mind and rectified in future.

The Chief Minister said the state has the lowest reported cases of crime against women.

"This is largely due to the moral values and cultural ethos of the society and efforts of the state administration," he said.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 08:43

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