Equality & Liberty find expression in the sub-continent
Other land mark decisions were to impart education right up to the University level.
NC came back to power after 1975 Accord with Indira Gandhi and introduced more educational reforms that are still unique in the subcontinent. It guaranteed a primary School within a radius of 2 Kms and a Middle School within a radius of 8 Kms. Opening of Colleges at district levels is a part of that policy.
Establishing Universities at Srinagar and Jammu, Agricultural Universities in two state capitals, two Medical Colleges in 2 regions, 2 Medical Institutes, and a chain of Technical institutes including 2 Polytechnic Colleges for Women and several Colleges of Education and Law have given a new impetus to the expansion of quality education ion the State. It is this policy that has helped the increase in the literacy rate.
Important laws on the Protection of Environment, Wild life, Forest Conservation, representation of women in Medical and Technical Courses, Rehabilitation of Militancy Related families, comprehensive plans for better connectivity, tourism and employment of educated youth were initiated soon after the 1996 elections. The Farooq Abdullah Govt had a herculean task before it because the entire infra structure had been destroyed by years of insurgency and the Govt had literally to start from a scratch.
The party fulfilled its commitment of passing a Resolution for restoring the State's Autonomy that had seen gradual erosion during the puppet regimes particularly the Congress rule. The Resolution was passed unanimously by the State Assembly but summarily rejected by the Bajpai Govt. undemocratically. The party stands by the resolution and sincerely feels that its acceptance can offer a spring board for a lasting solution to the Kashmir imbroglio.