Jammu: National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah urged Jammu and Kashmir youths to fight "myopic politics" being played by vested interests to divide the state on regional and communal lines.
"Youth has a very crucial role to fight myopic politics being played by vested interests to divide Jammu and Kashmir on regional and communal lines," Abdullah said while addressing the party workers at party office yesterday.
He said fragmenting society into bits and pieces is against the composite ethos of the state, which has all along been nurtured and sustained by National Conference even at the altar of sacrifices.
He said the state is home to divergent faiths and cultures, which makes it unique across the country.
"We have to grow as a vibrant state where equal opportunities are available to Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians," he said, urging the youths to strengthen these values by maintaining unity and peace.
He hoped the people will stand together against forces determined to dismantle the pluralistic way of life in the state.
He said that Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are one and they have to stand together for the future progress of the state.