Despite all its efforts, Pakistan can't take an inch of J&K land: Azad

Despite all its efforts, Pakistan can't take an inch of J&K land: Azad
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad during a political rally in J&K's Ramban. [File]Special arrangement

Jammu: Pakistan cannot take an inch of Jammu and Kashmir's territory despite all its efforts, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday, lauding the security forces and the people of J&K for fighting Pakistan-sponsored violence for the past over three decades.

On the National Conference's and the People's Democratic Party's persistent demand for holding dialogue with Pakistan to restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Azad said the decision on holding talks should be left to the BJP-led Centre.

Addressing a public meeting at Khour near the International Border in Jammu, Azad said border residents are the guardians of Indian borders and stand with the security forces.

"You have suffered a lot due to Pakistani shelling and firing over the past three decades. This is your third generation who are born and brought up under the roaring guns. Your fields remained uncultivated after mines were laid to stop infiltration (of terrorists) from Pakistan."

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