Srinagar, Jan 28: National Conference Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal on Monday said that paramedical sciences is the backbone of the medical profession and the paramedics and medical doctors have a vital link with each other especially in the health care delivery in health institutions from the biggest to the smallest institution across the country. Dr Kamaal was addressing the staff, students and the audience at the annual day function of “Dr. Gafoor Institute of Para-Medical Sciences” at Akhnoor. On the occasion, the students put up a cultural programme of dance and music including patriotic songs and skits praising the freedom fighters of India’s freedom struggle and the defence forces. Dr. Kamaal lamented that forces inimical to India’s diversity of religion, region, language; colour, caste and creed are receiving encouragement by the establishment at the national level which is jeopardizing our unity and integrity as a Nation. “India’s strength is its pluralastic ethos and Its diversity of culture and religion”, he said, adding that our constitution stands gurantee to equal rights and opportunities and fair and just treatments to all citizens. “By giving covert and overt support to sectarian forces that are hell bent upon dividing the people is against the very spirit of our constitution which will lead to anarchy”, he said and exhorted the people to thwart the nefarious designs of elements inimical to peace and tranquility. Dr. Kamaal referred to the gesture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of kneeling before the Parliament and kissing its steps on his first day as Prime Minister in 2014 and hoped that the gesture is needed to be matched with deeds. Dr. Kamaal hoped that New Delhi will take steps to end the three decade old unrest and militancy in J&K by taking effective steps of engaging all stake holders including our neighbour in a sincere and meaningful dialogue as also restoring J&K constitutional position to its pristine glory. Strong Arm tactics have not paid off anywhere in the world but on the contrary made matters worst, he observed. “Altering constitutional position through dubious means over the years is the basic cause of the present unrest in J&K”, he said adding that the political problem of Kashmir must be addressed urgently. “Restoring the original position and silencing antagonist once and for all is the key to peace in the region especially in J&K and progress which has been badly affected will receive the much needed impetus”, he added.