Chandigarh March 14, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Akali patriarch and five times Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal today welcomed the release of senior Kashmiri leader Farooq Abdullah and expressed the hope that this would be just the beginning of the process of release of other democratic leaders too
In a statement here, Mr Badal said that the step was a very welcome initiative of the Government of India and would help in boosting the country’s image as a secular democracy.
Mr Badal expressed the hope that more such steps would follow to create a congenial atmosphere in order to facilitate the restoration of democracy and civil liberties in the valley. Respect for secular and democratic Values from all sides , he said, is a prerequisite not only for peace, communal harmony and social stability but also a necessary condition for economic progress and prosperity to make India a leading global power.