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For Farooq Abdullah, Kashmir's stone pelters are `nationalists`, US' mediation in Indo-Pak talks acc

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  1. OverLoad

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    Srinagar: Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the youth of Kashmir Valley to choose between tourism and terrorism, National Conference president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that those who pelt stones are just fighting for the nation.
    "If he (stone pelting youth) is giving up his life, he is not doing it for tourism. He is giving his life so that the destiny of this nation is decided which should be acceptable to the people of this place. This needs to be understood," Abdullah said at an election meeting in Sonawar constituency here.

    The former chief minister was reacting to Modi's statement on April 2 at the inauguration of Chenani-Nashri tunnel that the youth of Kashmir need to choose between tourism and terrorism.

    "Recently the tunnel was opened. He (the Prime Minister) said the youth here should think whether they want tourism or terrorism. I want to tell Modi sahib tourism is our lifeline, there is no doubt about it."

    "But he is a stone pelter. He has nothing to do with tourism. He will starve to death but he is pelting stones for his nation and there is a need to understand this," Abdullah said.

    He further said if India and Pakistan cannot resolve their issues, the US should come forward and facilitate as the third party to resolve issues between the two countries.

    The NC president said it is not a fight between parties like PDP and NC, it is a fight to defeat communal forces and to protect secularism.

    Notably, India has snubbed the US' offer to help de-escalate tensions with Pakistan, saying that its position on bilateral redressal of all issues between the two neighbours has not changed.

    Pakistan has, however, welcomed the US' offer.

    US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, had on Monday made the offer to mediate in facilitating talks between the two neighbours.

    "It's absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see how we de-escalate any sort of conflict going forward," Indian-origin Haley said while addressing a news conference in New York.
    Haley also hinted that the Trump administration would participate in the talks aimed at resolving differences between the two neighbours.

    Abdullah is contesting the by-election to Srinagar Lok Sabha seat as the joint candidate of opposition National Conference and Congress.

    The polling in the constituency will be held on April 9.

    (With Agency inputs)



    First Published: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 14:25
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  2. SrNair

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    Farooq is itching a wrong guy .
    Not good for him.
     
  3. IndiranChandiran

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    If you haven't recognised Tweedledee and Tweedledum , you're to blame .When on the opposite side of the table , FA will refer to these stone pelters as misguided youth and MM will call them freedom fighters .Between these 2 opportunists , a third one called Hurriyat , the terrorists - local & foreign , the local police and the IA , India & Pakistan , the ordinary Kashmiris are ground in between .They neither learn anything from the past nor forget anything .
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    I think we have a pact... to solve Kashmir only between two nations...

    Any attempt to break away from this agreement will force India to break away from IWT
     
  5. HariPrasad

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    He need to be dealt with like his father was dealt with by Naheru. Put him in his right place.
     
  6. An Indian

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    I'm unable to understand one thing. This is happening in just two parliamentary constituencies of J&K - all of which is concentrated in the Kashmir Valley. The Shias of Kargil, the Buddhists of Ladakh and Hindus & Muslims in Jammu want none of this. The Kashmiri Pandits DEFINITELY don't want to be part of this. These guys agitating are less than 10% of the population and they are holding the other 90% to ransom. Forget the UN plebiscite (which anyway Pakistan has violated by not vacating the POK AND by resettling non-locals there), if we talk about Azadi - all these people will want to break away immediately. Anyway the Ladakhis are agitating to setup a separate state - just like Uttaranchal and other recent states happened.

    Why is this such a big deal? We can just wipe out 40% of these guys in the Valley and end this once and for all. Sure we will be pariah for a while but this is not like wiping out an entire population - just a disaffected bunch. And we don't have to do it directly - we can get anti-terror terrorists to do it for us. eg. Look at what Pakistan is doing in Balochistan...
     
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