National Conference Vice President, Omar Abdullah on Monday chaired a meeting of Youth National Conference (YNC) functionaries at party headquarters here.
While interacting with the functionaries, Omar said J&K was going through a watershed moment and that the situation demanded unity amongst the party’s rank and file. He urged YNC functionaries to remain in touch with people and help them during the prevailing situation, saying the party was the “all time companion of the people.”
“Our youth have to play an important role during these trying times, I am sure that YNC functionaries will walk shoulder to shoulder with the people in these precarious times and render help to them in every way they can. Youth are believed to drive changes, and rightly so. But during the prevailing COVID19 induced crises it becomes rather more imperative for them to be with people. It is hearting to see you continue to flock around the party flag even during the most trying times,” he said. Among others party leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Nasir Aslam Wani, Shammi Oberoi, Showkat Ahmed Mir and Salman Ali Sagar, were present.
The participants deliberated on the aftermath of “unilateral and unconstitutional measures” of the Centre on August 5 last year. They expressed concern over the cataclysmic effects of the clampdown and prevailing COVID19 lockdown on the economy. The issues concerning the public, ranging from development deficit, administrative inertia and “unaccountability plaguing” the administration were also widely discussed in the meeting.
On the occasion, the YNC functionaries, zone Incharges and district Presidents reiterated their support to the party President Farooq Abdullah for his resolve to strive for restoration of the constitutional position of J&K.
The participants unanimously sought release of all the incarcerated youth languishing inside and outside J&K since August 5 last year.