Meerut: In the wake of a continuing row over anti-national slogans allegedly raised in JNU, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday said such sloganeering cannot and will not divide India.
“In Kashmir, raising anti-national slogans is normal. Such slogans cannot and will not divide the country,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
A massive political row had erupted after anti-national slogans were allegedly raised in JNU in Delhi, leading to the arrest of its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case slapped by the police.
Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party, Abdullah said the ruling dispensation has failed to fulfill its pre-poll promises.
Abdullah also hit out at the BJP-PDP alliance over non-formation of a government in Jammu and Kashmir.
“In the absence of Jammu and Kashmir government, militants are taking advantage of the situation,” he said.
The state came under Governor’s rule after the then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away in January.
He also said that militancy needs to be eradicated from the country for its development.