Pak-Occupied Kashmir Belongs To Pakistan, Says Farooq Abdullah

Frederick Owens
November 12, 2017

National Conference President and Member Parliament of Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah asked the central government to shun rigidity on Kashmir and start meaningful, result-oriented dialogue with all stakeholders.

He said in order to remain in news, Farooq Abdullah always issues controversial statements like these but people of Jammu Kashmir are fully aware of his "irresponsible" character, his "non-seriousness" and the level to which he can stoop down for his "selfish gains".

He was responding to a question on Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi rejecting "independence" option on Kashmir. "We are landlocked. On one side we have China, Pakistan on the other side and India on the third side". "These all the three countries are nuclear powers. We have nothing except Allah's name", he said.

On statement by union minister Hansraj Ahir on PaK being part of India, he said the minister was right but forgets that Accession of J&K with Indian union was based on Instrument of Accession (IoA).

According to news agency GNS, Farooq said the Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) belongs to Pakistan while this part of Kashmir belongs to India.

"I am telling the world clearly".

More news: India doesn't need 5 different GST slabs but one tax: Rahul Gandhi

Talking about future of peace in the Valley, the National Conference Chief said, "If they want peace, government will have to talk to Pakistan". "It would not change", he asserted. India betrayed us. They did not recognise the love with which we chose to join them.

He said, "The successive governments at the Centre have never been honest with Kashmir and its leadership". We have always been forthcoming with them but India betrayed us and our trust. "That is the reason behind the current situation in Kashmir", said Abdullah.

"A Pakistan minister very rightly said that you forget that the part which is yours was acquired by an "Instrument of Accession.' You forget "Instrument of Accession" and say that the part is yours. They should restore it (autonomy) and only then the peace will return", he added".

Farooq also said that restoration of internal autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir is the solution to the persisting turmoil.

On the demand for autonomy, he said that while the state made a decision to join India out of love, the country "betrayed" the people of Kashmir and did not treat them well.

Other reports by LeisureTravelAid

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER