JD(U) defends Farooq Abdullah, says can't doubt his 'nationalism'

Abdullah yesterday slammed Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allying with BJP while saying that people would not tolerate it as late chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed had promised that they would not side with "communal forces". Asking why this sellout to separatists, the Centre also said NC supremo was backing Pakistan back agents and legitimised stonepelters.

Abdullah had yesterday said that India and Pakistan should resolve their issues on Kashmir because answer to bullets can not be bullets.

At a meeting of the core group of the party chaired by Dr. Farooq Abdullah the party president, and it was attended among others by Omar Abdullah, Abdul Rahim Rather, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Mohammad Shafi Uri, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzan, Devender Singh Rana, Sajad Ahmad Kichloo, Sakina Itoo, Javid Rana and Nasir Aslam Wani. They didn't fear bullets then (1990) why will they fear now. "They (militants) are giving sacrifices to demand their right, "this is our land and we are its rightful owners".

The former union minister said the boys "rendering sacrifices" were not aspiring to be MLAs, MPs or ministers. "We have to save our nation now", said the National Conference leader as reported by the Indian Express. Asking his workers not to forget the sacrifices of militants, he said, "These boys have left". He was at a conference, he was addressing some people.

Everyone lives life, nobody wants to die. "Even though we are well aware of the major role played by the NC in strengthening India's forcible control over Jammu and Kashmir but we still keep options open for Farooq Abdullah and his associates to quit the pro-India politics and join the freedom camp". "We are not anybody's enemy.This fight started in 1931". But we are telling these countries to do justice to us, he exclaims.

  • Leroy Wright