Political stalwarts’ autobiographies can set record straight: Omar

Jammu, Jan 20: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Monday that all political stalwarts should write autobiographies to provide a transparent account of their life and deeds and set the record straight.

“All political stalwarts should write their biographies to provide full account of their view point and the struggle they have made to achieve the goals in a candid and transparent manner,” he said, while releasing “Yaadon ki Saugat”, the autobiography of former Congress minister Mir Ghulam Ali Poonchi.

“This will provide the younger generation an opportunity to know about the life and political works of politician as also help the writers to clear the misgivings and contradictions if any about their style of political working.

“They can set the records straight by penning down their autobiographies.”

Autobiographies not only tell the readers about the historic happenings, social order, educational environment, economic status, political awareness, but also help people to know the track record of the life and work of the writer, he said.

He referred to “Aatish-e-Chinar”, the autobiography of his grandfather and National Conference founder, the late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, saying it has cleared so many aspects and answered so many questions about the political life of Sher-e-Kashmir, as Sheikh Abdullah was popularly known during his lifetime.