Farooq Abdullah mocks Jitendra Singh’s remarks on Azad Kashmir

Jammu, November 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has mocked Indian Minister Jitendra Singh’s remarks on Azad Kashmir and said that nothing can be achieved through threats. He advised India and Pakistan to hold talks for peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

Farooq Abdullah’s remarks come a day after Jitendra Singh said retrieving Azad Kashmir is next on the agenda. Singh at a programme in New Delhi had said the leadership which has the capacity and the will to abrogate Article 370 also has the capacity to retrieve Azad Kashmir from the “illegal occupation” of Pakistan.

Talking to reporters in Jammu Farooq Abdullah said, ”I have been repeatedly saying that India and Pakistan have to talk for peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Threats are being held that we will take this thing or that which cannot solve the issue.”

”When they can talk to China which entered our territory and set up villages, why cannot they talk to them (Pakistan) who are across the border,” he said.

Abdullah said, ”Neither we have to give something nor can take anything. We have to work to set this line (Line of Control) right so that there is easy travel and trade on both sides”. Those people who are on the other side of the line are our own, he said.