Dr Farooq mocks GoI over its claim on PaK


Srinagar, Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah Friday mocked the government saying Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK) is not a personal property of India nor is this side of Kashmir personal property of Pakistan.

The senior Abdullah was addressing a function in Kishtwar area of Chenab Valley.
Abdullah questioned India’s claim on PaK and said that it isn’t its paternal property. “Kya yeh tumare baap ka hai (Is this your fathers’ property).”

Addressing a function in presence of his son Omar, Farooq made the statement while referring to Parliament’s standing resolution on PaK. “PaK is presently under Pakistan. 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.

“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.”

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.