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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