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Committed to fight for restoration of Article 370: Dr. Farooq Abdullah

Committed to fight for restoration of Article 370 - Dr Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said that his party will not shy away from participating in the Assembly polls but the Centre must first restore statehood before announcing elections.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the 39th death anniversary of NC patriarch Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah at his mausoleum at Hazratbal, Srinagar, Dr Farooq said: “I don’t know when elections would be held. Whenever they are held, we won’t shy away and rather participate and win as well. The Centre must first restore statehood before holding polls.”

The NC chief said that his party is committed to fighting for the restoration of Statehood and Article 370. “There is no change in our stance. We are fighting and will continue to fight,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

About the Taliban’s takeover, the NC chief said that the Taliban must protect human rights in Afghanistan. “They must follow Islamic principles in spirit and build good relations with the rest of the world,” Dr Farooq said—(KNO)