‘No power on Earth can take Kashmir away from India’


Srinagar, Feb 11: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said no power on Earth can take Kashmir away from India.
Abdullah, a former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, was discussing an incident that took place in the state assembly, where National Conference MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone shouted “Pakistan Zindabad.”
Lone justified his pro-Pakistan slogan, saying that members on the treasury benches had hurt his religious sentiments.
“Mein Kashmiri hoon, Hindustani hoon ya Pakistani jo bhi hoon, mein pehley to Musalmaan hoon (Whether I am Kashmiri, Indian or Pakistani, I am first a Muslim). My sentiments got hurt and I said Pakistan zindabad,” said Lone.
Abdullah on Saturday said, “War cannot solve any problem and could lead to bad consequences. Thus, to avoid war with India, and improve relations with the neighbouring country, Pakistan must stop the daily routine of sending trained militants to India.”
He suggested that representatives of both countries should sit together and sort out the matter.
At least five Indian Army soldiers, one civilian killed, and three militants gunned down, since the Jaish-e-Mohammad attacked an Army camp in Jammu’s Sunjwan early Saturday morning.