SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) president and Member of Parliament for Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday welcomed the remarks of senior Congress leader Salman Khursheed which he made at Aligarh Muslim University, saying introspection at a national level was important to initiate reconciliation between various communities.
Abdullah in a statement said, “Injustices of the past needed to be acknowledged and cannot be repeated. Muslims in India have contributed vastly and selflessly towards the progress and the integrity of the country but the past is replete with various instances where they have been at the receiving end of injustice, inequality and prejudice at the policy level. Salman Khursheed Sahab’s statement is introspective and should be welcomed and other political parties at the national level should also acknowledge the injustices of the past so that such mistakes are not repeated in the future.”
He said inclusivity, respect and dignity should form the cornerstones of a policy outreach towards Muslims in India as also other minorities.
“Similarly, there needs to be a consensus at the national level to rise above partisan politics and do justice with Jammu and Kashmir so that the state can be ushered into a corrective era of peace and stability,” Farooq said.