Altering constitution through dubious means cause of present unrest in J&K: NC

TSL News Network

JAMMU, Jan 28: National  Conference Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal on Monday said that paramedical sciences is the backbone of the medical profession and the paramedics and medical doctors have a vital link with each other especially in the health care delivery in health institutions from the biggest to smallest institution across the country.

 Dr. Kamal was addressing the staff, students and the audience at the annual day function of “Dr. Gafoor Institute of Para-Medical Sciences” at Akhnoor. On the occasion, the students put up a cultural programme of dance and music including patriotic songs and skits praising the freedom fighters of India’s freedom struggle and the defence forces.

Dr. Kamal lamented that forces inimical to India’s diversity of religion, region, language, colour, caste and creed are receiving encouragement by the establishment at the national level, which is jeopardizing our unity and integrity as a Nation.

“India’s strength is its pluralistic ethos and its diversity of culture and religion”, he said, adding that our constitution stands guarantee to equal rights and opportunities and fair and just treatments to all citizens. “By giving covert and overt support to sectarian forces that are hell bent upon dividing the people is against the very spirit of our constitution which will lead to anarchy”, he said and exhorted the people to thwart the nefarious designs   of elements inimical to peace and tranquillity.

Dr. Kamal referred to the gesture of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi of kneeling before the Parliament and kissing its steps on his first day as Prime Minister in 2014 and hoped that the gesture is needed to be matched with deeds. Dr Kamal reminded the audience that was the legendary Sher-I- Kashmir late Sheikh Mohd Abdullah who said in 1947 “Sher –I- Kashmir Ka Kiya Irshad – Hindu Muslim- Sikh etihad” which put the communal frenzy, sweeping the Indian Sub- Continent at bay in Kashmir and not even one Non- Muslim was harmed.

Dr. Kamal hoped that New Delhi would take steps to end the three-decade-old unrest and militancy in J&K by taking effective steps of engaging all stakeholders including our neighbour in a sincere and meaningful dialogue as also restoring J&K constitutional position to its pristine glory. Strong Arm tactics have not paid off anywhere in the world but on the contrary made matters worse, he observed.

“Altering constitutional position through dubious means over the years is the basic cause of the present unrest in J&K”, he said adding that the political problem of Kashmir must be addressed urgently. “Restoring the original position and silencing antagonist once and for all is the key to peace in the region especially in J&K and progress which has been badly effected will receive the much needed impetus”, he added.

In the end Dr. Kamal had words of encouragement and praise for the students Staff and management of the institute and wished them success in life and expressed hope that Dr. Gafoor Ahmad, Chairman, Dr. Fazzan Ahmad and Farhan Ahmad both Directors of this paramedical institute will scale newer heights of excellence.

Meanwhile, a number of prominent political activists including those from the People’s Democratic Party on Monday joined National Conference in presence of Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal.

Welcoming the new entrants at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this afternoon, Dr. Kamal said National Conference is the natural and only choice for all the public spirited political activists who want to serve the people and steer Jammu and Kashmir to peace, progress and development. He said NC has chequred history of public service, as it has all along strived for upholding the dignity of the people and providing equal opportunities of progress to all, irrespective of cast, creed and regional or religious considerations.

The Additional General Secretary greeted the new entrants and hoped that with their joining, the party will be further strengthened at the grass roots level. He exhorted the cadre to work for strengthening the bonds of amity and brotherhood. Besides Dr Amina Sheikh and several prominent PDP workers, who joined the party, reposed their faith in the policies and programmes of National Conference and pledged to carry forward the mission of the party in their respective areas.