Impose Governor’s rule if Jammu-Kashmir is to be saved: Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah said not just south Kashmir but the entire Valley was in the grip of "tragedies".

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:May 28, 2017 4:07 pm
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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday called for the immediate imposition of Governor’s rule in the state, stressing that it was the only way to control communal tension in the country. “We have never been promoters of Governor’s rule; we have always opposed it. But there is no other way,” Abdullah, the newly elected Member of Parliament from Srinagar, told PTI. The National Conference chief, who was recently called to New Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a discussion on Kashmir, said Modi wanted a “peaceful end” to the situation in the state, reeling under unrest for months.

“I can’t tell you what I discussed with the Prime Minister. All I can say is that he is concerned about the situation in the state and wants to an end to it. A peaceful end to it,” he said at Srinagar.

The former chief minister, accusing the Mehbooba Mufti government of “failing on all fronts”, said not just south Kashmir but the entire Valley was in the grip of “tragedies”.

“These tragedies are adding to communal tension in the rest of the nation. So the quicker we settle this problem, (the quicker) would we be able to control the fire which is coming to a boiling stage,” Abdullah said.

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    RS
    May 29, 2017 at 12:34 am
    Farook does not care about Kashmir or the Kashmiri people, he is how mad because his son is not the Chief Minister anymore. He feels that his family like the hi Parivar in Delhi, the Badal Parivar in Punjab should be the automatic successor to throne in J&K. The sooner he realizes that his and his family's era has come and gone, the sooner he can have peace of mind and live his waning years in ibadat. Good Bye Mr. Abdullah!
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      RS
      May 29, 2017 at 12:35 am
      not how mad but how-l-ing mad
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      RS
      May 29, 2017 at 12:20 am
      The government and the Army must do everything to bring normalcy in the Valley by winning the hearts and minds of people so that they buy into the idea of restoring peace. To do this, the very first thing that the Delhi government must to do is get the incompetent and clueless military Rambo wanna be's like Gen Bipin Rawat out of Kashmir so that the normalization process can start in earnest. I pray to God everyday that the lunatics from ISIS don't show up here and turn the valley into another Syria and Afghanistan. Continuing on the current trajectory by Delhi, will almost guarantee that they do show up to help their Muslim brethren in Kashmir. The only solution to the dilemma in Kashmir is to resolve all issues politically. Use of force has not worked for the last 4 decades and it will not work now. The definition of insanity is keep doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. I urge the government to stop this insanity.
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        Shafted mohammed
        May 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm
        Immediately execute this traitor.
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          Susanta Basu
          May 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm
          Most corrupt politician ever!
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            indian man
            May 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm
            No one can be trusted in Muslim community.
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              RS
              May 29, 2017 at 12:26 am
              You are half right. Here is the other half: The only people less trust worthy are the Racist Hindus of RSS, Jan Sangh, BJP, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, VHP and their sympathizers and supporters. Hindus not belonging to these terorist outfits are God loving, good people that we are proud to call our brothers and sisters.
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              Vinod
              May 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm
              First put this old guy and his son behind bars along with the Hurriyat leaders.......all will be fine then.....please do not release them till they die.
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                Avinash
                May 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm
                Leaders come, leaders disappear, but the Nation stays. It is permanent. To protect and sa uard the country, the self styled, egomaniacs passing themselves as political REHBARS must not be given preference for safety with funds squeezed out of the very taxpayers they despise. Why r Abdullahs so important? Why are Mayawatis so afraid 😳? Who r they afraid of? They r all rich, and can afford their own security? Laluas r stea zillions from the very people who r paying for their 'protection.' strange, very strange.
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                  vish
                  May 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm
                  Abdullah a crook tel communal tension exists in the country ,there is no communal tension .While demanding presidents rule he should say abolish article 370 and do full integration of J&K with rest of India and pack all those anti nationals. He should go and tell stone pelters and sepatayists to stop violence and follow the rules of the country .
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