KL NEWS NETWORK
Admitting that Kashmir has been the main agenda for India and Pakistan, National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah has said the existing borders won’t change how much countries want to change it.
Abdullah was speaking while participating in a programme ‘A Conversation on Jammu and Kashmir’ with former R&AW chief A S Dulat.
“They (Pakistan) are not going to get Kashmir even if they try over the sky,” Abdullah said. “That is not going to happen. So why cause further miseries for nothing. Why don’t they realise it is the Muslim population dying this side and Muslim population that is dying that side. They bomb us and we bomb them. It is innocent people who dies. How long, 65 years. Enough. I would like to tell both India and Pakistan: For God’s sake. Enough is enough. Let us get together and move forward rather than live in tragedies.”
While endorsing a “different friendship” between India and Pakistan, Abdullah said, “Come and enjoy Gulmarg, Pehlgam and the gardens Mughals made. Come and enjoy the Kashmiri dishes we cook. Give something to us as tourists. I would love to see the day I can drive right through to Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. My grandfather, my uncle are buried in Lahore. I cannot go there. When I die you cannot stop my soul from going there.”