Farooq Abdullah Hopes China’s Help Will Restore Article 370

SRINAGAR: National Conference President and Jammu and Kashmir five times Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah on Sunday hoped that Article 370  will be restored with China’s support.

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Farooq Abdullah in an interview with India Today said that China “never accepted” the Abrogation of Article 370, and hoped that it will be restored with China’s support.

“Whatever they are doing at LAC in Ladakh all because of the abrogation of Article 370, which they never accepted. I am hopeful that with their support, Article 370 will be restored in J&K,”  India Today quoted Farooq Abdullah as having said.

“I never invited the Chinese President, it was [PM] Modi who not only invited him but did jhoola sawari with him. He [PM Modi] even took him to Chennai and had food with him,” Farooq Abdullah said.

Further speaking on the Centre’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah said that “what the government had done on August 5 [in 2019] was unacceptable.”

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In the interview, Farooq Abdullah further said that he was not even allowed to speak on the problems of Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament.

The central government had on August 5, 2019, abrogated Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The second resolution was for bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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