Omar’s resolution on communal harmony passed in Kashmir assembly

Srinagar: After days of acrimonious scenes on beef ban issue which saw an Independent MLA being assaulted by BJP members, Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution proposed by Omar Abdullah, appealing to people of the state to maintain communal harmony.

As soon as the Question Hour ended, opposition NC leader Omar Abdullah said a deliberate attempt is being made to destroy the amity and harmony of the state.

Citing yesterday’s attack on MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid, he said it was not the real face of the state and that the House should pass a resolution to send a message that people should maintain harmony and brotherhood, a suggestion quickly endorsed by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who praised Omar for his initiative.

Speaker Kavinder Gupta put the resolution before the House, which passed it unanimously. (PTI)