Farooq blames Pak for unrest
‘JK Integral Part Of India’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Kolkata, Aug 30: Kashmir is an integral part of India and will continue to remain so, National Conference president and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah asserted Monday, while blaming Pakistan for inciting violence in Kashmir valley in the name of “Azadi”.
“From the core of my heart I am saying Kashmir is an integral part of India and will continue to be so,” Renewable Energy Minister, Farooq Abdullah told an interactive session of the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry here.
Deploring the violence that claimed 64 lives in the state, the National Conference leader without naming Pakistan accused it of “unleashing a second wave of violence in Kashmir in the name of Azadi”.
“Some people think of bringing Azadi, but they hardly know what Azadi is all about. Our neighbour is behind it and fishing in troubled waters,” Abdullah said.
“Trouble first started with the killing of people and throwing Kashmiri Pandits out of the state, but the plans did not succeed,” he said. “Their plans will not succeed,” Abdullah said.
RELEASES RS 50 LAKH FOR LEH
Dr Farooq Abdullah has recommended release of Rs 50 lakh from his MPLAD fund for the relief work in flood affected Leh region.
In a communication to the Jammu and Kashmir government, Abdullah has also requested the state government that he may be kept informed of the sanction and the progress of the expenditure.
ADVANI PRAISES FAROOQ
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader L K Advani has praised Dr Abdullah for “unequivocally” denouncing talks of “Azadi” for Jammu and Kashmir and recalling the parliamentary resolution in 1994 about Pakistan-administered Kashmir and Northern Areas under Pakistani control being India’s part.
“I am happy Farooq Abdullah not only denounced this Azadi talk unequivocally, he went further to recall Parliament’s unanimous resolution of 1994,” Advani said while commenting on Dr Abdullah’s recent speech in Lok Sabha during the debate on Kashmir.
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