Parliament Member and National Conference (NC) Patron Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that refusal from central government to talk to separatist leaders will have serious ramifications.
He said that such a posture from New Delhi barely two days after Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi depicts only non-seriousness from Government of India.
“If Mehbooba Mufti would have been the well-wisher of people, she should have abdicated the chair but unfortunately she didn’t utter a word,” Farooq Abdullah said.
He said that NC believes that Kashmir is a dispute and for its resolution dialogue is inevitable and separatist leadership is an important party.
Taking on Indian private news channels for defaming Kashmir and spewing venom against the people of Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah said that Nexalite attack on CRPF in Sukma didn’t catch the attention of the Indian news channels.
“Instead it gave hype to Kupwara attack to spread hatred against the people of Kashmir. Indian news channels present Kashmir as a war zone and leave no stone unturned to mislead Indian population,” he said.
He said the sentiments of Kashmiri’s are being suppressed.
“Due to internet gag people have been suffering. Students are on roads seeking the resolution to Kashmir issue. Government should engage stakeholders in talks as this is the only way to peace and order,” he said.