Srinagar, April 20: All major political formations in Jammu and Kashmir have greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. National Conference, Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and other smaller groups have extended Eid greetings in their press statements.
Former chief ministers Dr. Farooq, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad have issued statements to greet people.
In a statement, the J&K National Conference Party President, Dr Farooq Abdullah, and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Thursday extended warm greetings to people on the joyous occasion of Eid ul Fitr.
â€œI extend my warm wishes to people on the auspicious occasion praying that the Almighty accepts our month-long fasting, repentance, prayers and rectitude. I urge the affluent class in the society to help those who do not have any resources to celebrate the Eid. The prevailing situation has regrettably increased the social gap with uncertainty looming large over the poorest of poor, daily wagers, marginal farmers pushing them to the brink of hunger. On the auspicious occasion of Eid ul Fitr, the well off in our society should lend all support to the people in need,â€ senior Abdullah was quoted in a statement.
Party Vice President Omar â€œOn this day we should include the underprivileged in our happiness. There is no superior act than sharing our resources with the people in need,â€ said junior Abdullah in his Eid message.
People’s Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti felicitated people on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, wishing them well being and prosperity.
In her message, the former chief minister reminded people of the real essence of Eid and said the day demanded them to remember the poor and needy and share the happiness with them.
â€œThe spirit behind the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr is to express our thanks to Almighty Allah for giving us the courage to observe fast in the month of Ramadhan,â€ Mufti added.