National Conference president Omar Abdullah has said increasing incidents of intolerance and communal confrontation in the country has created a sense of despondency.
Addressing a public rally at Banihal on Monday, he said, “Incidents such as Dadri and Udhampur are blots on the social fabric of the country and will continue to haunt the nation’s collective conscience.”
“In our own state, the attack on a truck-driver in Udhampur highlights the gravity of the situation. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) acted as a political courier to the alien ideology of intolerance and communal polarisation in the state,” he said.
Omar said since PDP’s formation, the NC has consistently highlighted its political nexus with the BJP and RSS, which is an open fact.
The NC president said the entire political discourse in the state has changed with the BJP exerting complete and total control not only on the institutions of governance but also the political articulation of outstanding issues.
“The Prime Minister’s snub to the chief minister at a rally in Srinagar has rendered PDP and its leadership completely irrelevant in the larger political discourse and that doesn’t go well for the state and its people,” he said.