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Peace in Kashmir impossible without Pakistan, says Farooq Abdullah

'Anti-Muslim rhetoric building up in the country needed to stop because it was dangerous,' Abdullah

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Farooq Abdullah  |  Jammu And Kashmir  |  Kashmiri People

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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Farooq Abdullah (Photo: PTI)

Former Chief Minister on Friday said peace in was impossible without involving Pakistan, asking the BJP government to give up its rigid stance and be flexible in solving problems in the terror-ravaged state.

"You may not like what I am going to say. We will not have peace in unless we strike a deal with Pakistan," Abdullah said in his speech during the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha.

He said he had high hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would build peace with Pakistan that could not do.

"North Korea, which was making nuclear missiles, atom bombs, has made peace with US President Donald Trump. Trump and (Russian President Vladimir) Putin are meeting each other to find peace. But we have failed to do the same for Jammu and Kashmir."

In his short but fiery speech, the Conference leader said the anti-Muslim rhetoric building up in the country needed to stop because it was dangerous.

"We won't be defeated by America, Russia or any other nation. We will defeat ourselves. We will not be successful unless the Hindus and Muslims unite."

Pointing his finger towards the ruling bench, Abdullah asked the BJP to take note of the fact that "Muslims are as Indians as you are".

 

 

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First Published: Fri, July 20 2018. 22:20 IST
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