Former J&K Minister Farooq Abdullah Says All Temples Must Be Open To Women

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3:50 pm 23 Mar, 2016


Appreciating the celebration of Holi by the widows in Vrindavan, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah said all the temples must be open to women.

He said:

“I think this is a great thing that temples are opening up for women. They are a part of this nation and if you want women’s empowerment, then it is vitally important that all temples must be opened to women.”


In Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), more than a thousand widows broke from tradition to celebrate Holi at an ancient temple in the town.

Calling it as a wonderful thing, Abdullah said, “I think we all should be proud that this is happening. It is a great thing and India is moving forward in a positive manner.”



Widows celebrating Holi at Gopinath temple at Vrindavan. hindustantimes 


Commenting on the end of the deadlock in government formation between BJP and PDP, he said:

“There should be a positive outcome. We have been waiting for so many months for them to form the government. We hope they will form the government.”

Asked what he feels about the government that would be formed in the state, he said that he will answer that after one year.


Talking about the terror attack in Brussels, the former union minister called for the world unity.

He said, “The threat to this world is the terrorist and a terrorist has no religion, he has one aim… to only pick a target and blow it up. World must get together and form a united front to fight terrorists.”