We are with Hurriyat till they are on right track: Farooq

Updated: Dec 06, 2016, 11:52 IST | Agencies |

Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah yesterday said his party was not against Hurriyat Conference and supported the Kashmiri people


Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah yesterday said his party was not against Hurriyat Conference and supported the Kashmiri people's demand for their rights but it would not tread the “wrong path” for achieving these goals.Addressing his party workers at a function to commemorate the 111th birth anniversary of his father and party founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah at Hazratbal, he asked the Hurriyat leaders not to go separate ways saying “be united and we are also standing with you.

“Do not think of us as your enemies, we are not. But we are not ready to tread the wrong path. So, I am telling you from this sacred place that you (Hurriyat) move forward, we are with you till your steps are on the right track and till you take this nation forward in a right manner," he said.

Under house arrest
Normal life was partially affected in Kashmir yesterday due to a strike called by separatists even as authorities placed Hurriyat Conference leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to foil their plans of holding a march to Lal Chowk city centre.

Intruder arrested
An intruder, who crossed over from PoK, was arrested after being injured in firing along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. The intruder crossed into this side of LoC from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in Rangard nallah in Chikan-Da-Bangh belt of Poonch, army sources said. He was challenged by alert army personnel and tried to run back, they said, adding that troops fired at him resulting in minor injuries. He was later arrested, they added. He was identified as Mohmmad Nadeem of PoK.

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