Former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah (Representative image)
New Delhi :
Former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has done it yet again. He has invoked the Kashmir issue and said, "The part which is with Pakistan belongs to Pakistan & this is India's part."
"If they want peace govt will have to talk to Pakistan & conclude that an autonomy be given to us as well as them," added Farooq Abdullah.
"A Pak Minister very rightly said that you forget that the part which is yours was acquired by an Instrument of Accession.
You forget Instrument of accession and say that the part is yours. If you talk about this being your part then remember the Instrument as well", said the National Conference (NC) leader.
On J&K interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma Abdullah said, "I can't comment much on that. He has held talks but talks alone is not the solution. This issue is between India & Pakistan. Indian govt must also hold talks with Pakistan govt because a part of Kashmir is also with them".
Reacting on Farooq's statement, MoS Jitendra Singh said, "National Conference had given up its demand for socalled Autonomy over 40 years ago when Sheikh Abdullah got himself reinstated as CM and conveniently accepted all the provisions of Indian constitution."