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Mehbooba seeks people’s cooperation for peace


Srinagar: On the occasion of Eid, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today sought the cooperation of the people in promoting pace, harmony and brotherhood and wanted them to partner her government’s endeavour to bring stability and prosperity to the militancy- hit state.

“I need the support and cooperation of every citizen of this state to realize the vision of (former Chief Minister and Mehbooba’s father) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of a cohesive, peaceful and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir,” she said interacting with hundreds of people who visited her official residence here to extend Eid greetings.

She said the people need to strive for promotion of peace, harmony and brotherhood and partner with her government’s endeavor to end the miseries of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and bring stability and prosperity to the state which is bleeding due to militancy.

An official spokesman said the Chief Minister personally received the visitors and exchanged Eid greetings with them.

The visitors included ministers, MPs, MLAs, civil and police officers, political workers, lawyers, representatives of trade, travel and civil society organizations besides common men, women and children, the spokesman said.

On the occasion, special prayers were also offered for Sayeed, who breathed his last in January this year, he said.

Meanwhile, a National Conference spokesman said hundreds of people from all walks of life thronged the residence of party Working President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here to extend Eid greetings to him.

Party leaders, legislators, office bearers and party workers in addition to senior officers of the police and administration as well as prominent social activists and trade representatives called on Omar yesterday and today and exchanged Eid greetings with him, the spokesman said.

Interacting with the people, Omar prayed for the state’s honour, dignity and prosperity and said it was the duty of every conscientious citizen to protect the state’s political rights and interests and also to work towards alleviating the grievances of the masses.

The NC Working President expressed profound grief and sorrow over the spate of attacks around the world, especially those in Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Iraq recently and prayed for the restoration of peace and amity in the world.

Thanking the visitors for their greetings and affection, Omar said Jammu and Kashmir’s legacy and ethos of amity, brotherhood and mutual respect among people of different faiths was an asset that needs to be nurtured and safeguarded.

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