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Even PoK is integral part of India, says Nitish Kumar on Farooq Abdullah’s comment

Nitish Kumar was responding to a query on a statement of National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to Pakistan.

By: PTI | Patna | Published: November 13, 2017 6:51 pm
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that entire Kashmir, including the areas occupied by Pakistan, was an integral part of India. “We have always held that Kashmir is an integral part of India. This has been our unequivocal stand on the issue. We hold that the whole of Kashmir, including the areas occupied by Pakistan, is an integral part of the country,” he told reporters on the sidelines of his weekly “Lok Samvad” (public interaction) programme.

Kumar was responding to a query on a statement of National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to Pakistan.

Kumar is also the national president of the JD(U), which is a coalition partner of the BJP in the Bihar government. Abdullah had, on Saturday, said talks of an independent Kashmir were “wrong” as the landlocked valley was surrounded by three nuclear powers — China, Pakistan and India.

He had also claimed that PoK belonged to Pakistan and that “this will not change”, no matter how many wars India and Pakistan fought against each other. The remarks had kicked up storm with the BJP and its NDA allies reacting sharply against it.

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    vvvvv
    Nov 15, 2017 at 11:59 am
    now he became true RSS waoh still want to remain as CM for another five more years good who told him to give such low statement he is from Kashmir or Farooq Abdullah is from KAshmir what he has to do with KAshmir but just verbal favor and make more years for CM seat. Good gambaler Nitish? killer of innonence man
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      CBA
      Nov 13, 2017 at 11:12 pm
      Of course POK is integral part of India and Pakistan occupied it by force. Anyway this land must be reoccupied by India. No alternative. Abdullahs' must be kicked out to Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. Abdullah a real Bustard.
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        Nov 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm
        only verbal fighting no use what is left to think and be friend this is good human approach of Dr. Farooq Abdullah jee....
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        bhumesh sahu
        Nov 13, 2017 at 10:46 pm
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