A polarised India is detrimental to its growth, progress, unity and peace, he said during a function at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here.
The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir also decried the misuse of religion for political and electoral gains.
Elaborating on the attempts by divisive forces in the state with an eye on ensuing elections, Mr Abdullah said Jammu and Kashmir has to flourish and progress as a single entity.
A special police officer was among two persons arrested in connection with the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in January.
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