On India’s claim over PoK, Farooq Abdullah asks: ‘Kya yeh tumhare baap ka hai?’

“PoK is presently under Pakistan occupation. It is not the personal property of India so that it could make a claim over it like an inherited property of forefathers,” Abdullah said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2016 8:18 pm
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In a controversial statement, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday taunted the government saying Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is not a personal property to be inherited. He questioned India’s claim on PoK and said that it isn’t its paternal property. “Kya yeh tumare baap ka hai (Is this your fathers’ property),” Abdullah was quoted saying by News 18 website. Addressing a function in the Chenab Valley in the presence of his son Omar, Farooq made the statement while referring to Parliament’s standing resolution on PoK. “PoK is presently under Pakistan occupation. It is not the personal property of India so that it could make a claim over it like an inherited property of forefathers,” Abdullah was quoted saying.

“Pakistan is one of the stakeholders (of the Kashmir issue) which even the government of India has accepted,” he said, adding that the government will have no option but to start talks with Pakistan so that the “atrocities through which people of Jammu and Kashmir are undergoing will come to an end.”

Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that autonomy to both sides of J&K was the solution to the end the nearly seven-decade major problem between India and Pakistan. “Borders cannot be changed but these can be made irrelevant and soft for people to people exchange and opening new vistas of trade and commerce for overall economic prosperity of the region. “We bat for autonomy to both sides of Kashmir and converting LoC-IB as soft border,” said Abdullah.

Earlier on Sunday, Farooq Abdullah, referring to the continuing disturbances between India and Pakistan, said that both the sides need to talk to each other. “War cannot bring solution, talks can,” Abdullah said.

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  1. A
    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:50 am
    he need some treatment...we can hope for a day there is no stan.... only a union of india
    1. A
      Nov 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm
      Both governments should allow the people of kashmir to work and move without barriers. Only the people of Kashmir know the pain and torment not the people of Karachi or Kolkata. Pray for better indo pak relations. A British born stani of Kashmiri origin.
      1. I
        Nov 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm
        This is what secular parties think.
        1. A
          Nov 25, 2016 at 11:09 pm
          These kinda of senile old Politicians should retire and leave it all to professionals.lt;br/gt;Has this guy given up his subsidized LPG yet. Vampires like him still sucking Indian tax payers money.
          1. S
            Nov 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm
            We can trace our ancestry over two thousand years in shrinagar, where ever we go we are always Kashmiris , we have a long history of being in Srinagar. Yes it is our bap ka hai. Muslim came later to convert by violence. Please do read history. You have some Hindu blood in you, unless you trace that you came from somewhere , or your forefathers were converted by force. Be a true Indian first, keep your religion to yourself.
            1. M
              Nov 26, 2016 at 2:07 am
              Tumhara baap ka bhi nahi. Itna saalon se kitna khaaya. U geelani etc r suckers. Y do u need special status. All d kashmiris can live anywhere in india n d rest cannot do d same. Wake up hold ur tongue.5
              1. D
                Nov 25, 2016 at 12:34 pm
                Do you know who is your Baap you C***
                1. F
                  farzi kumar
                  Nov 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm
                  Kashmir has been always around India so in a way "ha kashmir humare baap dada ka tha aur rahega." lt;br/gt;But "kya tum musalmano ke baap dada kashmir ke thy???? Wo bahar se aaye tumhari pardadi ko thoka aur aaj tum ho"
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