Jammu:  National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday expressed grave concern over communalization of politics” in front of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and cautioned the BJP to desist from “dividing the country on religious lines”.

A polarized India is harmful to the growth, progress, unity and peace, he stated throughout a function at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here.

The previous chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir also decried any suspicious activity regarding religion for political and electoral gains.

Elaborating around the attempts by divisive forces within the condition with track of ensuing elections, Mr. Abdullah stated Jammu and Kashmir needs to flourish and progress like a single entity.

Around the rape and murder of the minor girl within the state’s Kathua district lately, the nation’s Conference chief stated a harmful trend had been set in which the culprits were using religion like a shield to flee law from the land.

A unique officer was among two persons arrested regarding the rape and murder from the eight-year-old girl in the month of January.