Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Thursday it was his desire to forge a relationship with the people of Kashmir, to understand their pain and suffering and help mitigate the problems of the region.
"I want to reiterate that my family also comes from Kashmir and I am also a Kashmiri. As Dr. Farooq Abdullah has said, his father and my grandfather joined hands for Kashmir. I am here to join hands with Omar Abdullah and the people of Kashmir," Gandhi said, as he addressed a large gathering of people who had come to Sonamarg to listen to him, braving rain and hailstorm.
Image: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at a public rally after laying the foundation stone of Z-Morh Tunnel at Sonamarg, 100 kms from Srinagar on Thursday, October 4, 2012.