Even PoK is integral part of India: Nitish on Farooq Abdullah's comment

Even PoK is integral part of India: Nitish on Farooq Abdullah's comment

Speaking to party workers in Uri area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, the Chief of National Conference said, "How long shall we keep saying that (PoK) is our part? Before we think about war, we should think how we will live as humans".

India, however, maintains that PoK belongs to India, as it was invaded by Pakistan in 1947. So take AJK, we are also saying please take it (from Pakistan).

Reacting to Ahir's comments, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah asked what was stopping the government from taking back PoK.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also dubbed talks of an independent Kashmir "wrong" since the landlocked Valley was surrounded by three nuclear powers: China, Pakistan and India.

Abdullah was referring to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. "The comment was seditious and hence, a petition was filed, praying for directions to the police to lodge an FIR against him", Ali said.

"Farooq Abdullah is a member of Parliament from Srinagar and he should resign from the post for delivering such statements. His statement does not carry weight anymore".

"PoK does not belong to India. Today they say "it is our land", Abdullah said, according to ANI. Farooq added that the time had come to start reversing the extension of all Central Laws that were extended to J&K after 1953 in continuation of the spirit of the State's unique political arrangement with the rest of the country. India hasn't been able to acquire the land in 70 years.

He said the "erosion of the state's autonomy is the genesis of the political problem in Jammu and Kashmir, and created a sense of disenchantment and disillusionment among people".