Srinagar: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah has urged India to negotiate with Pakistan on Kashmir issue.
“Wake up, wake up. The situation is quite bad, and don’t tell me Pakistan is not a party to this problem. Whether you like it or not, you have to talk to Pakistan. If you want to beat the threat of the terrorists, then you better start talking now,” he said during an interview with IndiaToday.
“You are losing Kashmir. You better wake up, and start thinking on not a military solution, but a political way. And come down from your high horses. I am seeing a very bad situation. The youth is on boil. Which I have not seen before,” he pronounced.
“Let us start mending our fences, and start controlling present problem. Let s not burn, let s talk to the youth, Hurriyat, other leaders and come to a solution,” he added.
Kashmir is undergoing complete shutdown on second day Tuesday against the killings of 8 youth by government forces on Sunday when by-polls for Srinagar constituency were held and which recorded a lowest ever percentage in last three decades.