The 97-seconds long video of former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has gone viral on social media platforms.
A video of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah crying and pleading has gone viral on the social media platforms.
In the video, he could be seen pleading that we must get united to save this country and should not let vested interests create divide in the name of Hindu and Muslim. This he has said after the abrogation of Article 370.
The video, which ahs gone viral, has also clips of his statements before the abrogation of Article 370.
Earlier, he threatened the Union government saying they could not remove Article 370. If they remove it, we would get separated from India, Abdullah had said. He had also alleged that the Union government wanted to change the demography of the erstwhile state by bringing from outside the state.
Article 370 provided special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
On August 5, 2019, the Union government abrogated Article 370, thereby ending the special status enjoyed by the erstwhile state. The state of Jammu and Kashmir was reorganised as two union territories: Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union territory of Ladakh.
The delimitation exercise is on in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The Abdullahs made multiple attempts to stop the delimitation exercise.
The Delimitation Commission has proposed to increase the assembly seats in Jammu from 37 to 43 and in Kashmir from 46 to 47. Farooq Abdullah and PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti have opposed it.
Sixteen seats will be reserved for the scheduled castes (7 seats) and scheduled tribes (9 seats). This is the first time when members of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes will be provided reservation in the Jammu & Kashmir Assembly. After the abrogation of Article 370, Farooq Abdullah led the formation of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration which demands the restoration of Article 370 and 35A.
Another former chief minister of erstwhile state, Mehbooba Mufti, has also been demanding the restoration of the special status of the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir.
Since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, there has been a decline in the terror related activities in Jammu & Kashmir.
In the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, Shri Nityanand Rai, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, said the Union government has taken multiple steps to check terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir and the effects of the steps taken are visible.
From August 5, 2019 (When Article 370 was abrogated) to November 22, 2021 (841 days since the abrogation), 496 terror-related incidents have been reported from Jammu & Kashmir. This is down from 843 such incidents reported in the same time-span before the abrogation.
The Minister also said that during the last 12 months from December 2020 to November 2021, 14 terrorists have been apprehended and 165 terrorists have been killed. The administration of Jammu & Kashmir also took steps to check the terror activities in the union territory. Many government employees were terminated from their respective services for being over-ground workers of the terrorist organisations.
The Jammu & Kashmir administration, on October 16, sacked Anees-ul-Islam, the grandson of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, from government service for aiding terrorist activities in the union territory.
In July, the Jammu & Kashmir administration had sacked 11 of its employees, including sons of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and two from the police department over allegations of similar nature.
In a big move in September this year, the Jammu & Kashmir administration had sacked six employees over their alleged terror links, including working as overground workers for the terrorist groups.