Srinagar: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday reminded Home Minister Rajnath Singh that the issues in Kashmir cannot be resolved unilaterally by New Delhi and sought engagement with all shades of opinion in the Valley.
“Putting Hurriyat leaders under house arrest or under detention will precipitate the already fragile situation rather than solving anything”, Dr Abdullah said while speaking at a joint election meeting of National Conference and Congress in Ganderbal, adding that this will not help in resolving Kashmir issue.
Farooq slammed PDP for unleashing an unprecedented crackdown on pro-freedom leaders at the behest of their masters in New Delhi. He said, “separatists were as usual proceeding on their way to Pak Embassy in New Delhi to attend the Pakistan Day celebrations but the action of the government to put them behind bars will further compound the stalemate in Kashmir.”
The National Conference President cautioned the Centre that they cannot enslave Kashmiris who have never succumbed to pressure. He said the people of Kashmir have always fought for their honour and dignity and would continue to do so despite suppression. He urged the people to stand united and foil all machinations of anti-Kashmir forces.