Ghulam Nabi Azad appeals terrorists in Kashmir to give up arms, gets death threats


New Delhi: Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday that he had come across reports that The Resistance Front, an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba, has issued a death threat to him.

While addressing a public meeting in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, Ghulam Nabi Azad said he is scared of nothing

He also appealed to the terrorists asking them to give up arms as it only brings destruction and miseries to people.

He also mentioned that he was targeted in Punjab and Kashmir for over 50 times but god saved his life.

Last month, Ghulam Nabi Azad had resigned from the Congress. Before forming his own party, he has held a series of meetings in Jammu and Kashmir which is likely to be announced in the next one week.

Attacking Pakistan for terrorism, he said that violence has left thousands of women as widows and lakhs of children as orphans in Kashmir valley.

Azad also said that he is not like other leaders who exploit religious sentiments to win elections.

He also said that death threats have been issued against him but he will not be deterred to pursue the path of peace.

However, Azad is facing a pushback on the issue of Article 370, even before the formal announcement of his new party.

He had also told his supporters that it is not possible to restore Article 370 that was revoked by the central government in August 2019.