For how long will we say PoK is ours? Farooq Abdullah

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah had allegedly said PoK was a part of Pakistan

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah had allegedly said PoK was a part of Pakistan

So take it (AJK), we are also saying please take it (from Pakistan).

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Ahir said PoK was under Islamabad because of the "mistakes" of previous governments.

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Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on August 15, Dr. Abdullah said he should take concrete steps to engage with the people of Kashmir with dignity and show respect for their sentiments.

India, however, maintains that PoK belongs to India, as it was invaded by Pakistan in 1947.

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". He said that such irresponsible and misleading statements show the wavering stand of the party and its president who resorts to such obnoxious statements for remaining in limelight. "Though it is presently occupied by Pakistan, it is still a part of India", he said.

Sukesh Khajuria filed a complaint with District Magistrate against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and actor Rishi Kapoor and sought action against them under section 196 of CrPC, which deals with offences against the State and for criminal conspiracy to commit such offence. "The restoration of autonomy to J&K is non-negotiable".

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