In New Delhi for the ongoing Zee India Conclave, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir was seen crooning a ‘bhajan’, a report published in media outlet DNA said.
After singing few verses of a bhajan dedicated to Lord Ram, Abdullah said, ‘despite being a Muslim, I am very attached to Ram.’
Towards the end of the bhajan, Abdullah became emotional and appealed to the people for peace in the country.
“Agar desh banana hai to nafrat ko dafan karo (If you want to built a country, bury the hatred),” he said, the report mentioned.
During a discussion with the audience, responding to a question on what is the bigger threat – Pakistan or anti-nationalism. “Both Pakistan and anti-nationalism are threats. But the biggest threat is the internal threat. Doesn’t matter which country – America, China and Russia – the internal threat needs to be taken care of,” DNA quoted Farooq Abdullah saying.
Last year, Abdullah had said that PoK belongs to Pakistan.
“The part which is with Pakistan belongs to Pakistan and this is India’s part,” Abdullah was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
Talking about the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India, Abdullah had said, “a Pak minister very rightly said that you (India) forgets that the part which is yours was acquired by an Instrument of Accession. You forget Instrument of accession and say that the part is yours. If you talk about this being your part then remembers the Instrument as well.”
That’s not all. Later, after much uproar, Abdullah took at a jibe at the Centre and said, “They are talking of raising flag at PoK. I ask them, first you go and raise the Tricolour at Lal Chawk in Srinagar. They can’t even do that here and they are talking about PoK,” reported DNA.