Pakistan is not weak and not wearing Bangles to give India Azad Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah
ISLAMABAD - Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference president who recently stirred the Kashmir pot with his “Azad Kashmir belongs to Pak” comment, said on Wednesday that Pakistanis “are not weak and are not wearing bangles. They too have atom bomb. Before we think about war, we should think how we will live as humans.”
Abdullah was speaking to supporters at a rally in Uri when he said: “How long shall we keep saying that Azad Kashmir is our part? It Azad Kashmir is not their father’s share. That Azad Kashmir is Pakistan and this occupied (J&K) is India.” He said 70 years had “passed but they (India) could not get it Azad Kashmir”.
“Today, they (India) claim it is our part. So take it, we are also saying please take it (Azad Kashmir from Pakistan). We will also see. They (Pakistan) are not weak and are not wearing bangles. They too have atom bomb. Before we think about war, we should think how we will live as humans.”
The former chief minister said that when bombs are fired from that side Azad Kashmir, people on this side get killed and army personnel get killed and when a bomb is fired from this (Indian) side, “our own people get killed there”.
“How long is this going to continue and how long will innocent lives be lost,’’ Farooq said.
This is the second time in the past one week when the leader said that Kashmir belonged to India and Azad Kashmir to Pakistan and both the countries should give autonomy to both Kashmirs. Farooq Abdullah also mentioned about a case that has been filed against him for his remarks on Azad Kashmir.
“A case has been filed against me. That too by a Muslim. May God protect him. They don’t know about the condition of Kashmir.’’
Abdullah said the time had come to start reversing the extension of all central laws to Jammu and Kashmir after 1953 in continuation of the spirit of the state’s unique political arrangement with the rest of the country.