India, Pakistan must resolve issues: Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah said, "We are only interested in peace, India and Pakistan must sit down and resolve their issues."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 1:32 pm
Farooq Abdullah, Kashmir unrest, Kashmir valley, Farooq Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah meeting, all party meeting, jammu and kashmir, J&K, Burhan wani aftermath, Kashmir issue, Kashmir situation, Kashmir unrest, unrest in kashmir, India news, indian express news, kashmir news National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah chairs a meeting with opposition members at his residence Gupkar in Srinagar on Friday. (Source: Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Friday convened an all-party meeting over Kashmir and discussed the prevailing situation in the Valley which has crippled normal life for more than three months.

Pressing for peace between India and Pakistan, Farooq Abdullah said, “We are only interested in peace, India and Pakistan must sit down and resolve their issues.”

He said, “I don’t want to say anything on Uri attack. I just want to save this state. I want peace. (Mujhe Uri hamle pe kuch nahi kehna, mujhe sirf is riyaasat ko bachaana hai. Aman aur shaanti chahiye)

The National Conference President further said, “Remember what Vajpayee ji said-‘we can’t choose our neigbours’, so we have to talk to Pakistan, there is no other option”.  “We are concerned about peace, we don’t care about surgical strikes. Indian and Pakistan must sit down at a table to talks”, he added.

Normal life in Kashmir has been affected for the past 98 days due to protests and clashes which erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

 

 

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    Anonymous
    Oct 14, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    This looks like utter political dribble. He knows that stan is never going to change - as by lumping India with stan on equal measure he gets some political mileage.
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      Anjam Desi
      Oct 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm
      Farook is a liar - he watched as Kashmiri hindus were butchered and now he maintains an independent stance without siding with India??
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        Biltu
        Oct 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm
        SO WHY DID HE NOT RESOLVE IT WHEN HE WAS CHIEF MINISTER.
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          Sundar BN
          Oct 14, 2016 at 3:14 pm
          Shameless fool.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When the Pandits were being macred during the late 80s he abdicated his responsibilities by resigning as CM and watched them being butchered.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now, the fool wants to talk to a rogue nation whose pet terrorist wants nothing but the destruction of India.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He should be sent to JeM.
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            Gruham Bendakaluru
            Oct 14, 2016 at 8:19 am
            It was during this fellows chief minister ship in 1987 and later that militancy was born in in Kashmir. He did nothing then, and it would be ideal if he does or says nothing now. He is insignificant in the current scheme of things.
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              Sriniwasan
              Oct 14, 2016 at 9:29 am
              What do the Corrupt Abdullah's want India to talk to stan?Can he spell out the agenda for talks?
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                HG KETKAR
                Oct 14, 2016 at 9:45 am
                Now, the eyes of Farooq Abdullah is opened. It looks like that he has no love with our beloved country, India, but only worried for the survival of anti-Indians.
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                  Humanity First
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 11:52 am
                  Abdullah Sir is very right in saying. Whatever bad happens, the immediate sufferer are kshmiris. If same sufferings would have been faced by people who does not like peace between India and stan they would have said same thing as What Abdullah is saying now.
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                    Junior_butcher
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:56 am
                    wow, here is a guy who and his w clan runs to England for anything and everything !lt;br/gt;What a shame !!!lt;br/gt;Dumbo people who keeps on electing them over and over again.....
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                      KS KUMAR
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 9:16 am
                      This corrupt Farooq all these months had disappeared into oblivion, probably enjoying his ill gotten wealth in some foreign country while his son was doing dirty politics in JandK. Now since innings of his son is over, he is let loose by his masters to go and play another innings and instigate people against India. All these problems in JandJ are solely because of this Abdullahs and his. If they keep away from JandK everything will be fine.
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                        KS KUMAR
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 9:17 am
                        When will India will be free of these old corrupt fellows like Mulayam, Farooq, Karunanidhi and Pawar.
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                          l s
                          Oct 14, 2016 at 12:19 pm
                          Please go back to your retirement home. lt;br/gt;Indian people do not want you nor your son in Indian politics. Get it ???
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                            kris kumar
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm
                            Kuta Farooq is barking again. What was he doing when he was CM and UPA in power for many years? Farooq and his family have been looting for years. These sympathiser must be told to mind their own business and let the government in power should decide and should not listen to these goons. India has been talking for 70 years and we got nothing but bullets.
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                              S Subramaniam
                              Oct 15, 2016 at 4:51 am
                              Sheikh Abdullah, Farook Abdullah and Omar Abdullah ruled J and K ruled for major period after Independence. Why the Kashmir problem was not resolved then? Why the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pundits was not stopped?
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                                Manas Sarkar
                                Oct 14, 2016 at 10:31 am
                                When u were power , why not settled? Giving advice is a easy job.
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                                  muralidhar
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 8:07 am
                                  IT IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS IT IS CENTERS DUTY IN THE INTEREST OF NATION
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                                    N.Ramanathan
                                    Oct 14, 2016 at 8:23 am
                                    Pl. stop stone throwing first. As long as it is not under control peace will not return. Pak has no stake in valley. No need for talks now.
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                                      mistry
                                      Oct 14, 2016 at 9:09 pm
                                      Main thing is wear was he until now wane rioting was happening in kashmir wasn't it his responsibility to come out and speek to people of valley to not do rioting
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                                        naresh
                                        Oct 14, 2016 at 11:12 am
                                        Mr Abdullah there is only one way you can have peace. Those of you want to stay in India are welcome to do so AS INDIANS and those of you who want to chose stan are welcome to do so and we can remunerate you the financial costs of moving out. But Kashmir as a w will remain with India, there is no second line of discussion.
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                                          Deep
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 1:02 am
                                          So all these jokers should ask all the terrorists in stan to lay down their weapons and surrender so that talks may begin.
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                                          1. प्रमोद लेले
                                            Oct 14, 2016 at 9:46 am
                                            How can Abdullah talk like an outsider? His father, He and his son were heading government for last many decades and they know how stan is able to destabilise Kashmir situations. Why can't he simpaly provide support to Indian Government in finding the solution rather than only criticising ?
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