Farooq Abdullah wants India to involve third party for Kashmir settlement

"India has so many friends all across the world. They can ask them to act as a mediator. US President Trump himself said that he wants to settle Kashmir problem. China also said that it wants to mediate in Kashmir. Somebody has to be approached,” Farooq Abdullah said while ruling out war.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Farooq Abdullah, jammu and Kashmir, kashmir issue, Kashmir situation, India-Pakistan, PoK, Kashmir issue, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Farooq Abdullah said India can reach out to its friends for mediation. (File photo)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday said it was about time India approached a third party, China or the US, to mediate and resolve the Kashmir issue.

“For how long are you going to wait? Sometimes, you have to catch the bull by its horns. The way is to have a dialogue,” he said as he ruled out a war between the two countries.

He said India can reach out to its friends for mediation. “India has so many friends all across the world. They can ask them to act as a mediator. US President Trump himself said that he wants to settle Kashmir problem. China also said that it wants to mediate in Kashmir. Somebody has to be approached,” Abdullah said while ruling out war.

“If India is ready to talk to China and does not want to get into war, then they can talk to Pakistan also,” he added.

Quoting former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s statement – Friends can be changed, but not neighbours, the National Conference (NC) leader said that arrogance and stubbornness would not let any of the nations progress and develop.

“If the youth of tomorrow are targetted today, how will they run the nation? I would like to urge the Government to expose the perpetrators,” he said.

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  1. Akhilesh Saxena
    Jul 22, 2017 at 9:48 pm
    AAJ KAL TERE MERE PYAR KE CHARCHE HAR JUBAN PAR. Farookh Abdulla should do what he does the best. Dance. He is like nero who does no know how to play a flute and when plays only nonsensical and dirty tunes emnate from his flute. A man totally devoid of any logical thinking, opportunist to the core and totally self centred. He is talking all this nonsense because he is out of power. Moment he gets in, he will become the biggest nationalist. Its better to avoid him as he has no relevance in today's kashmir
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      Ramesh Athavale
      Jul 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm
      Farooq conveniently glosses over the fact of a UN resolution which asks Pakistan to vacate occupied J K first.
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        Dev Verma
        Jul 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm
        Farooq doesn't have balls to fight himself, he always depends on (Bheek) alms from others. Terrorist moment can be killed in one day if give a free hands to army and I am pretty sure they will be tought in a day including farooq and family,sonia and family...these 2 parties are main cause of destruction in J K. Meeting with chinese by rahul is a plan to destabilize Modi government but won't be successful in their plan.
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          AKG
          Jul 21, 2017 at 6:39 pm
          He should be kicked out, stupid person.
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            yash sehgal
            Jul 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm
            OMG..so he has Chinese DNA too....
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              Dev Verma
              Jul 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm
              Yash not only Farooq abdullah but congress's rahul gandhi DNA is also got mixed with many desh darohi's.
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