SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Nationwide Convention President Farooq Abdullah criticised the Narendra Modi authorities’s reluctance for peace talks with Pakistan, expressing concern over the potential penalties for Kashmir.
In a press interplay on Tuesday, he warned of a state of affairs much like Palestine, saying, “If we don’t discover a answer by dialogue, we are going to meet the identical destiny as Gaza and Palestine, that are being bombed by Israel.”
Abdullah referred to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s stance on pleasant relations with neighbours, quoting, “We are able to change our buddies however not our neighbours.” He questioned the absence of dialogue regardless of Pakistan’s willingness, saying, “Nawaz Sharif is about to grow to be the PM (of Pakistan) & they’re saying that we’re prepared to speak (with India), however what’s the purpose why we’re not prepared to speak?”
In January, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed a want for “severe and honest talks” with PM Modi, however talks had been dismissed by Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in August, citing the ‘normalisation of terrorism’.
Abdullah dismissed BJP claims in regards to the finish of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, pointing to contradictions in statements made by the House Minister. He mentioned that militancy is on the rise, with skilled militancy coming into unchecked and harmless folks changing into targets.
Concerning the latest deaths of three civilians in Poonch district, Abdullah rejected the answer of shunting out military officers, calling for an investigation into the “torture” and questioning why harmless folks had been subjected to such therapy.
“If harmless individuals who don’t have anything to do with terrorism are killed, which India are we dwelling in?” he mentioned.
Abdullah concluded by expressing concern, remarking, “The hatred has unfold a lot that Hindus and Muslims assume they’re enemies of one another.”
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