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Prove my father wrong by taking PoK back, Omar Abdullah challenges Centre

Farooq Abdullah made controversial remarks earlier this week saying PoK was part of Pakistan while J&K is part of India

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Omar Abdullah
Omar Abdullah

A day after Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark on PoK, son on Thursday said the Centre should prove his father wrong with "actions" by taking back

"I don't understand the 'if we try'. What is stopping you from getting it back? Prove Dr (Farooq) Abdullah wrong with your actions rather than with hollowed out words," tweeted.

The Conference leader was reacting to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hans Raj Ahir's statement that no one can stop India from taking back

"I say Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir is a part of India and due to the mistakes of the previous governments, it has been with If we try to get back, no one can stop us because it is our right," Ahir said on the sidelines of a function in Delhi.

made controversial remarks earlier this week saying was part of while Jammu and Kashmir is part of India.

He said India and may fight as many wars as they can but this cannot be changed.

Despite drawing flak, the Conference president continued with his controversial remarks and while addressing a party function in Uri town of Baramulla district yesterday said that was "not weak and not wearing bangles to allow India to take that part of Jammu and Kashmir under its occupation".

"How long shall we keep saying that (PoK) is our part? It (PoK) is not their father's share. That (PoK) is and this (J-K) is India," he had said.

He said 70 years have "passed but they (India) could not get it (PoK)".

"Today, they (India) claim it is our part. So take it (PoK), we are also saying please take it (from Pakistan). We will also see. They (Pakistan) are not weak and are not wearing bangles. They too have atom bomb. Before we think about war, we should think how we will live as humans," had said.

Hitting out at Ahir, asked if he included the decision of the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to respect the sanctity of Line of Control (LoC).

"And in 'previous governments' do you include Vajpayee Sb's decision to respect sanctity of LoC during the Kargil War as well?" he asked.

In an earlier tweet yesterday, Omar Abdullah, reacting to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's remarks, said he wanted to know what successive Congress governments did since 1947 to get back

"That's excellent news. Perhaps Azad Sb may like to explain what successive Congress governments have done since 47 to get it back," he wrote.

First Published: Thu, November 16 2017. 20:00 IST