If talks can occur with China, why not with different neighbour: Farooq Abdullah in LS


New Delhi, September 19

Speaking in Parliament for the primary time since his launch from detention, the National Conference president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Saturday advocated talks with Pakistan, saying if India can speak to China to defuse their border row, it could additionally communicate to its different neighbour to cope with the scenario at Jammu and Kashmir borders.

“Border skirmishes have been rising and people are dying… A way has to be found to deal with this. Except for talks… As you are talking to China to attempt that it withdraws (from Ladakh border), we should also talk to our (other) neighbour to find a way to get out of this situation,” he stated in Lok Sabha in the course of the Zero Hour amid protests from treasury benches.

The Srinagar MP additionally expressed his happiness on the findings of an Army inquiry into the killings of three males in Shopian in an encounter.

 “I am happy that the Army has admitted that three Shopian men were killed mistakenly. I hope the government gives a hefty compensation,” he stated.

Officials had stated on Friday the Army has discovered “prima facie” proof that its troops “exceeded” powers beneath the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the course of the encounter in July and has initiated disciplinary proceedings.

Abdullah stated Jammu and Kashmir has not seen any progress and spoke about authorities blocking 4G amenities within the Union Territory which, he added, goes towards the curiosity of scholars and merchants.

He additionally conveyed his gratitude to parliamentarians for talking for him when he was beneath detention.

Abdullah and plenty of different leaders had been put beneath detention by authorities final 12 months after the Union authorities abrogated Article 370, which had given particular powers to the erstwhile state, and cut up Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. He was launched in March this 12 months. — PTI



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