Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Abdullah invites tourists to Kashmir

National Conference (NC) President and former Chief Minister (CM) Dr. Farooq has reiterated that his party will facilitate talks between pro-freedom leaders and the centre.
Kicking start his election campaign from Srinagar’s Dal Lake on Tuesday, Dr Abdullah said, that soon after the elections NC will facilitate talks between separatists and the Centre so that a way is paved for the resolution of Kashmir issue.
Abdullah said that he decided to kick start his election campaign from world famous Dal Lake to clear the confusion created by some miscreants that Kashmir was not a safe place to visit.
“Tourist season is low because of propaganda unleashed by some miscreants. There was a strong need to tell people that Kashmir is a safe place and we’re ready to welcome them,” Abdullah said.
“My message to the people of the world is come and enjoy the scenic beauty of Kashmir,” he added.
When asked if Rahul Gandhi’s rally at Islamabad district of South Kashmir will help NC candidates in the ongoing parliamentary elections, NC President said that Rahul Gandhi is the youth leader of the Nation and his presence will certainly be an advantage to his party.
“Rahul Gandhi is the youth leader of the nation. We not only wanted him to visit South Kashmir but Srinagar and Baramulla as well,” NC president said, adding “Rahul wanted to tell the youth of the state that he is with them.”