National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said Lord Ram does not belong exclusively to the Hindus and those who claim so are only doing it for votes. Lord Ram is the god of everyone and he was sent by Allah to show the right path to the people, Farooq Abdullah said, quoting a Pakistani writer who, he said, has passed away recently.
The J&K leader was addressing a rally at Garnai in the Udhampur district on the occasion of the party’s foundation day.
“I want to tell you that Lord Ram is not just the god of Hindus, this should be taken off minds. Lord Ram is the god of everyone, Muslims, Christians, and others. Similarly, Allah is also everyone’s God, not just of Muslims. A very prominent writer from Pakistan, who passed away recently, wrote that Ram was also sent by Allah to show the right path to the people. So, those who say that we are the only devotees of Ram, are fools. They only want to sell Ram, they don’t have any affection for him, they only have affection for power,” Abdullah said.
Farooq Abdullah said the mothers and daughters will be repeatedly told about ‘temple, temple’. “It may so happen that the Ram Mandir will be inauguated during the election only. A huge amoint of money will be flown here,” the National Conference leader said.
“Always remember the power of your vote. Remember, how all the freedom fighters got together for throwing the British out? They didn’t discriminate on caste or religion, they just wanted to make throw the British out. Always keep those freedom fighters in mind, who gave you the power to vote and change power,” Farooq Abdullah said.
(With inputs from bureau)