New Delhi: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah
on Saturday lamented that religion was being used by politicians to
further their electoral interests and hoped that in future
such issues would not be raked up by political parties.
"No religion preaches hatred. But I am sorry to say
that religion is used to further electoral politics," Abdullah
He hoped that a day will come when such issues are not
used as a political tool.
He was speaking at a convocation ceremony of a
personality development programme organised by Indian Islamic
AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who was also
present, said the institution has become a symbol of
"Hindu-Muslim unity" as students from both the communities
participated in the programme to hone their skills.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman
K Rahman Khan said such programmes help build confidence level
in youth, especially from the minority community.