Militancy won’t end till India, Pak resolve K issue

Jammu, Oct 17:
National Conference president, Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday said militancy will never end in Kashmir till things are resolved between India and Pakistan through talks.
Urging New Delhi and Islamabad to hold talks, Abdullah said: “War cannot solve any problem as it brings destruction on both sides. It will destroy everything which we have made in last 70 years in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Talking to journalists in the winter capital, the former chief minister said: “We don’t have any other option to resolve the issue but to hold talks. Militancy will never end until the things are resolved through talks between India and Pakistan.”
He said it is important to come to the table for dialogue process even within Jammu and Kashmir to end the present crisis going on in Kashmir for the last 100 days.
“The situation in Kashmir is worse. I cannot explain what is happening there. People are afraid and frightened with the ongoing unrest in Kashmir.”
Even in the agenda of BJP-PDP alliance, he said, they have agreed to hold talks with all stakeholders including separatists.
“The time has come to hold talks even with all stakeholders including separatists and it is the only way out of present crisis,” he added.
Abdullah said some people in Pakistan, especially Army, don’t want dialogue with India.
“They (Pak Army) want to increase tension. China is standing with them. They want to snatch us (J&K),” he said, adding that GoI should keep in mind the present situation.
He also questioned release of Masood Azhar. “Tell me who has taken Azhar to Pakistan and Afghanistan. I had opposed his release. Despite that he was released and now we are raising our concerns in United Nations.”