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Dr Farooq calls for socio-political empowerment of weaker sections

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JAMMU: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah has called for socio-political empowerment of weaker sections of the society, saying their active involvement in decision making will greatly help in their economic emancipation.

“The public-spirited men and women should come forward and work with missionary zeal and spirit on ground towards establishment of society based on social justice, dignity and equality,” Dr Abdullah said while addressing a function organised by SC Cell of National Conference here the other day.

He said National Conference has all along provided platform and opportunities to the weaker sections and ensured their active participation in decision making. He recalled how the selfless leaders of the SC community worked tirelessly for upliftment of the poor people. This spirit is to be imbibed by the cadre in order to achieve the objective of establishing an egalitarian society, he added.

National Conference President also urged the cadre to work for strengthening amity and brotherhood which is the cherished philosophy of the party. He said all religions preach love, compassion and brotherhood and this message has to be followed in letter and spirit. We owe the posterity a better place to live in, which can be ensured only by emulating the spirit if sacrifice, he added.

Dr Farooq Abdullah touched a volley of subjects, ranging from political developments of August 2019 to the obtaining political situation in Jammu and Kashmir, as also across the country.

Dr Farooq Abdullah also expressed concern over the hike in fuel prices, saying this has hit common man the most. The soaring perol and diesel prices has led to increase in the transportation charges of essential commodities, which has broken the backbone of the poor people.

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