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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    Abu
    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
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      Akmal
      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.
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        indian
        Nov 25, 2016 at 2:55 pm
        This is what secular parties think.
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          Arvind
          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.
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            Swadhyay
            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.
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              Mahax
              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
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                Dinesh
                Nov 25, 2016 at 12:34 pm
                Do you know who is your Baap you C***
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                  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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                    Gajanan
                    Nov 25, 2016 at 9:17 am
                    demonetisation is the root cause of irritation of this man.lt;br/gt;he is in scarcity of money these days.lt;br/gt;let him bark !!
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                      JFL
                      Nov 25, 2016 at 2:28 pm
                      Interesting to see so many over night turned patriots frim the barb-Aryan brigade Fromm Central Asia.
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                        Jihad-Slayer
                        Nov 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm
                        Abdulla Ji, Tumara baap kon tha ye phele pata karo
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                          Lovely
                          Nov 25, 2016 at 7:46 am
                          PoK is it property of Abdulla?
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                            Lovely
                            Nov 25, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                            Abdulla is half but not at least half Indian.
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                              Kuldeep Nayyar
                              Nov 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm
                              Mr Abdullah Ye. Aapke baap Ka bhi nahi tha a aurnaa hai.Pl,shut up as u r not comfortable when out of power .its ur style to bark to vent out ur feelings .Had money sent by centre would hv been used properly for welfare of citizens situation would have been different.
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                                Knrao
                                Nov 25, 2016 at 12:50 pm
                                This clearly shows the mindset of Islam.they first increase their potion and demand separation from India.They did so in the case of stan.The real reason behind marrying four wives and producing 12 children is this.The Hindu potion in stan and Bangladesh is decreasing rapidly while in India it is increasing. The real nature of Muslim mentality has come out of Farooq Abdullah.
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                                  Satendra Kumar
                                  Nov 25, 2016 at 8:22 am
                                  I like the former chief of Jammu and Kashmir Sir Abdullah mention the system of governance plus the intergrity of India and Indian societies of great values.The Indian societies do have great virgintis and ego about the welfare of it's people.Sir Abudallha is like a toor dhal which has personally of a thinking minded constructive positive atude soul of universal democratic world of the betterment of it's habitats to make a genuine place and accomodation to Its world.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;V
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                                    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                                    Nov 25, 2016 at 4:16 pm
                                    Omar ABDULLAH son of faroukh ABDULLAH,----faroukh ABDULLAH son of sheik ABDULLAH,----sheik ABDULLAH son of kashtrya Hindu Kashmiri pundit KESHAV RAM KAUL,----- khaadus,---phele apne BAAP Ko tu pehechaan.
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                                      Murti
                                      Nov 25, 2016 at 1:20 pm
                                      When father and son both are UN-emplo, this may lead to insane conditions.
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                                        Priyank
                                        Nov 25, 2016 at 7:55 am
                                        Remember this is farooq abdullah an ally of scamgress part. Both scamgress and farooq abdullah are anti-national. It is time to remove these pigs.
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                                          Pat
                                          Nov 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm
                                          He was paying throwing pelters all ill gotten money because they lost along with separatists, throw this guy across the border to bring peace. Why IT people don't raid his family separatists instead of haring common man with their hard warned money. Get the Abdullah's out of our territory, it belongs to our country Bharat.
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                                            Piyush
                                            Nov 25, 2016 at 8:36 am
                                            Talks with pak won't yeild any result...kill the terrorists and reclaim your land
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