Kashmir wasn’t and will never be integral part of India: Farooq Abdullah

‘We lost our constitution, flag; won’t allow anyone to snatch our rights’

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Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah today said Kashmir was never and will never be integral part of India. He criticized the Centre for not accept Kashmir problem as political dispute, adding, New Delhi will never believe Kashmiris and will never accept Kashmir problem.

He was speaking at party Head quarters while addressing party workers. “Kashmir is not an integral part of India.

“People who are shouting Aazadi (freedom slogans) hardly know what Aazadi is all about. Our young generations know what India did in Kashmir which is why the youth are today on roads for freedom,” he said.

He asked both India and Pakistan must talks on Kashmir issue. “That is the only solution to this long pending problem; otherwise it will keep on escalating.”

“We are concerned about peace. Indian and Pakistan must sit down and hold talks about the Kashmir issue,” he said.

The former J&K Chief Minister said that in the year 2000, the J&K assembly unanimously passed the Autonomy resolution calling for restoration of pre- 1953 position to the state, but what has happened to that resolution.

Farooq Abdullah said: “I have nothing personal with PM Narendra Modi. But yes, I am against Narendra Modi and his party’s aim to abrogate Article 370 to merge Kashmir with the Indian Union. This is not possible till NC is there. We lost our constitution, our flag and we won’t let anyone to snatch our rights from us,” he added. (PTK)

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