SRINAGAR: Former Union minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday mentioned India does not have the “power” to take Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) from the neighbouring country and advocated granting autonomy to the two sides of Kashmir below the existing set-up.
“India does not have powers to get PoK from Pakistan and Pakistan way too doesn’t have the energy to consider away this side of Kashmir (J&K) from us,” the seventy eight-12 months-old said, even though addressing Nationwide Conference supporters on one hundred and tenth delivery anniversary of his father Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah at Hazratbal here on Saturday.
“Both countries are nuclear powers and have atom bombs. Are we going to drop these bombs on each other and get wiped out?” Abdullah stated. He additional that individuals who believe borders could be redrawn require to realise the realities and proportions of the conflict. He explained there were different proposed versions of resolving the Kashmir problem and his recommendation of converting the Line of Control to an global border was one such practical choice.“I feel granting autonomy on equally sides of the border will take care of the problem,” he mentioned.
Abdullah said the country’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru experienced proposed the autonomy idea to his Pakistan counterpart Liyaqat Ali Khan. “But he (Khan) hadn’t agreed to it”.