National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Friday (March 8) said the ruling dispensation in the country was creating rifts between various religions and the minorities were feeling ‘threatened’.
He was speaking at a function organized in Srinagar to welcome former IPS officer Shafqat Ali Wattali into the party.
“Unfortunately, in this election, the party that is ruling is creating a rift between various religions that is a tragedy for the country. Muslims feel threatened, minorities feel threatened… that is unfortunate,” Abdullah told reporters.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should make it clear that the country does not belong to only ‘one party or a particular sect of people’.
Reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to refer the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for mediation, the NC leader said he would not go against the court’s decision.
“It is fine that both the parties agreed for the mediation under the Supreme Court. And we too accept the decision,” he said.
The Supreme Court on Friday referred the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for mediation by a panel headed by the former Supreme Court judge FMI Kallifulla and gave it eight weeks to complete the process.
Meanwhile, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti had also slammed government over the detention of separatists and other politicians and warned the centre that such an act will make the situation in the state even worse.
(With PTI Inputs)