Ceasefire should be respected: Omar

Condemning the unprovoked attack from Pakistan, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said the ceasefire agreement between Pakistan and India should be respected.

Speaking on the sidelines of the second day of the third Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad organised by Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Abdullah said, "We condemn the incident in strong words. There is a need to ensure that the terms of the ceasefire agreement are adhered to by both the nations. The lives of the people living along the borders are affected badly," said Abdullah.

Omar appealed to youth not to hate politics. "Bad people are everywhere. But in democracy, it is very easy to throw them out of power. All you need to do is exercise your right to vote," he said.

He said holding candle light marches are not going to help change India.

"The candles light marches do not affect politicians. The politicians know that people's anger is shortlived. The youth needs to prove them wrong. Youngsters do not participate at the time of decision-making. This should change and youth should exercise his right to vote," he added.

Speaking at the same function, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said though the country is facing a lot of problems, democracy is still the best option.

On the recent incident of Delhi gangrape, he said, "Since Anna Hazare's movement, youngsters have started protesting against injustice. But my appeal to youth is that they should not protest only when something gruesome happens. We want a continuous participation of youth in politics."

On the issue of 'dying farmers and growing economy', farmer leader and MP Raju Shetty said, "We have to address the issue of farmer suicides very seriously. If the farmers are in danger, the whole country will be in danger,"

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