New Delhi: The National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday batted for talks with Pakistan, even as a policeman was killed and two others injured in Srinagar last night.
The former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister condemned the attack & sought adequate compensation for the grieving family but also tore into the Centre for ‘bulldozing’ its way to bring peace to the valley.
Commenting on the killing of assistant sub-inspector Mushtaq Ahmad, he said, “In 2020, his son was killed by the military. Today, he was killed by militants.”
Speaking to press, he slammed the Centre for not paying heed to Kashmir’s problems and said that the Kashmiris will continue to be treated like ‘punching bag’ by the militants unless a conscious effort is made by the Centre.
“जब तक कश्मीर के लोगों का दिल नहीं जितेंगे और पाकिस्तान से बात नहीं करोगे तब तक आतंकवाद का कारवां ख़त्म होने वाला नहीं है”:- फारूक अब्दुिल्लाा pic.twitter.com/WPtJwKXhFE
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“Their ministers keep talking about peace in the region but this won’t end unless they won the hearts of locals, Farooq said in a terse remark.
Advocating talks with Pakistan, the former NC chief said that unless Centre holds dialogue with the neighbouring nation, there can’t be a durable solution to problems.
His advocacy for talks with Pakistan comes despite India’s ‘no talks unless cross-border terrorism is stopped’ policy.
This is not the first time that NC leader has supported talks with Pakistan for sustaining peace in the region.