SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar has said the party is committed to working towards restoring peace and stability in the state. He said it was incumbent upon both the state government and the government of India (GoI) to take a political initiative that would provide relief to the people.
Addressing NC’s south zone meeting at party headquarters here, Sagar congratulated Bashir Ahmed Veeri on being appointed as party’s zonal president for south Kashmir and Altaf Ahmed Kaloo as district president Anantnag. He also felicitated Muhammad Shafi on being appointed as the vice president for Kashmir Province and Shabir Ahmed Kulay on as vice president south zone. The meeting was also addressed by NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani.
Addressing the meeting, the NC general secretary said youth of the valley, especially in south Kashmir had been alienated due to “glaring U-turns” by the powers that be and it was a result of these “U-turns, hollow rhetoric and broken promises” that the situation has reached an alarming stage.
“In these circumstances, it is the duty of National Conference to safeguard the rights and interests of our people and we will continue to do so selflessly,” he said.
Felicitating Bashir Ahmed Veeri and Altaf Ahmed Kaloo, Sagar asked them to further strengthen the party at the grassroots level and reach out to the youth.