Vested interests don't want peace in Jammu and Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah

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Srinagar, Dec 5(ANI): Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that vested interests wanted to derail the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir.

Abdullah's comment came in the wake of the attack on Hurriyat chief Mirwaiz Umer Farooq's aide Fazl Haque Qureshi on Friday, who was seriously wounded when unidentified gunmen fired at him near his house.

Addressing the media in Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah said: "There are some people who don't want peace in this State. They will try to destroy the peace. Therefore it is the duty of every Kashmiri that they work towards sustaining peace in their state and should make sure that those mischievous elements are nor successful."

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir expert A.S. Dulat said that Mirwaiz and rest of the moderates need proper security, though such attacks would not affect the peace process in the State.

"We have to concentrate more on security, especially Mirwaiz and the rest of moderates, they need security and they should receive proper security. But, Fazal Haq Qureshi refused for security, so this was bound to happen. Such things keep on happening, still I don't think this will stop the peace process. It will continue," Dulat said. (ANI)

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