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Abdullah should apologise for his statement on PoK: Heptullah

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Governor Najma Heptulla today asked former chief minister Farooq Abdullah to apologise to the country for his "irresponsible" statement that PoK belongs to

Abdullah, who is the president of National conference, on Saturday had claimed that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to and "this won't change" no matter how many wars and fight against each other.

His statement comes days after Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had rejected the idea of an "independent Kashmir", saying it was not based on "reality".

Heptulla told PTI that "Pakistan had occupied PoK illegally in 1948. Kashmir belongs to both legally, constitutionally and morally. The agenda of our country is to liberate the PoK."

Union Minorities Affairs Minister had yesterday criticised Abdullah, saying that the National Conference president "talks irrationally sometimes".

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 16:13 IST