Farooq pledges support to separatists for ‘azaadi’

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Srinagar, Dec 5 : Former Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Monday pledged support to separatist Hurriyat leaders, asking them to carry the “movement for azaadi to its conclusion”.

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Addressing party workers at the mausoleum of his father and founder of the National Conference, the late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, on the his 111th birth anniversary, Abdullah told Kashmiri separatist leaders his party was not against them, but would give full support to the them “to take the movement for azaadi to its conclusion”.

“Move ahead, we are with you. We have given our lives for this movement,” he said.

Abdullah asked his party men to work alongside the united Hurriyat leadership for achieving the goal of ‘azaadi’, which he said would never be achieved “unless we stand united”.