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Safe transit of stranded Kashmiris our priority: Dr Farooq

Safe transit of stranded Kashmiris our priority: Dr Farooq
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Jammu: National Conference President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah Monday maintained that safe transit of stranded Kashmiris from Jammu is their priority.
According to a statement issued here, Abdullah who is personally overseeing the whole relief and rescue operation has ensured the safe transit of more than 2500 small and big vehicles to Kashmir over the past two days.
Pertinent to mention here that the party has geared up its provincial team of Jammu including party additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustufa Kamal and Provincial President Devender Singh Rana in its response to the exigencies following the incidents of arson and sporadic violence in some parts of Jammu.
Addressing people at Mecca Masjid, Abdullah urged the stranded passengers there to have faith and believe in the age old traditions of brotherhood and bonhomie.
He also applauded the efforts of local people and other communities who came forward to help the stranded Kashmiris. “I am moved by the compassion of various groups and communities who have come forward to the rescue of stranded Kashmiris. The efforts need to be replicated across all sections of the society; measures like these are befitting reply to those forces as are inclined to destroy our unity,” he said.
Meanwhile, DrFarooq under his vigil managed safe transit of stranded passengers including eighty students to Kashmir for the second consecutive day.
Abdullah maintained that he will be staying put at Jammu only unless the condition returns to normalcy. “I am personally watchful of the situation. We have put up a free community kitchen at Mecca Masjid to ensure that the needy and stranded people don’t have to face any problem in the wake of the tumultuous situation,” he said.
Party functionaries and senior leaders who are part of the relief operation include Ajaz Jan, RatanLal Gupta, Sheikh Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Syed Akhoon and others.

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