Pakistan not wearing bangles :Farooq Abudulla
After his “PoK belongs to Pakistan” remark last week, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah today made another controversial statement saying Pakistan was “not weak and not wearing bangles to allow India to take that part of Jammu and Kashmir under its occupation”.
Abdullah was speaking to supporters at a rally in Uri when he said: “How long shall we keep saying that (PoK) is our part? It (PoK) is not their father’s share. That (PoK) is Pakistan and this (J&K) is India.” He said 70 years had “passed but they (India) could not get it (PoK)”.
“Today, they (India) claim it is our part. So take it, we are also saying please take it (PoK from Pakistan). We will also see. They (Pakistan) are not weak and are not wearing bangles. They too have atom bomb. Before we think about war, we should think how we will live as humans.”
Abudulla said he hoped a day would come when people would move freely across the Line of Control (LoC).
“A day will come when you will cross the Line of Control (LoC) in such a manner as if going from one house to another. Have belief on this that such a day will come and without that, there would be no peace in this country,” he said.
The former chief minister sought to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his Independence Day speech where he underlined the need to embrace the people of Kashmir.
“Modi should now take concrete steps to engage with the people of Kashmir with full dignity and respect for their sentiments in a sustained effort to resolve the Kashmir issue.”