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Omar: ‘Will get back special status through the same constitution….

.......which was “used” to snatch rights of J&K people'

Srinagar: The National Conference Party Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asserted that they would get back the J&K special status through the same constitution which was “used” by the BJP government to “snatch their rights”.
Omar said this while addressing Block Committee meetings in south Kashmir Anantnag district.
“We never imagined that they would touch our individuality and our unique status by undermining the Constitution. I assure you that we will get it back through the same Constitution,” Omar said while addressing the party functionaries.
“They tore apart every norm while doing it. We will get it through the same route which was used to scrap it. We didn’t take law into our hands, nor did we ask youth to take violent means,” the NC vice president added.
The former chief minister Omar alleged that land rights which were given to people by party founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah through land grant act -are being snatched from them.
“All this is being done on the pretext of building infrastructure,” he said.
He also questioned the “interference” of government into management of Muslim shrines.
“The caretakers in different astaans (shrines) used to eke out a humble living from the donations at shrines. Even if they aren’t being spared. These caretakers have been, for centuries, taking care of our shrines. Now all of a sudden, they stand cornered,” he said
He said that the party was more concerned about the poor than rich and that the party, if it comes to power, will ensure equitable development, welfare and social justice. (UNI)

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