New Delhi, Nov 11: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah has given many foot-in-mouth moments and this too appears to be in the same league. In a shocking statement the NC leader said that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir belongs to Pakistan.
This is not the first time he has uttered such irresponsible statements. Earlier also he was at the receiving end for speaking on similar lines.
"I am telling the world clearly. The part which is with Pakistan belongs to Pakistan and this is India's part. If they want peace, the government will have to talk to Pakistan and will have to give autonomy to us as well as to them,” Abdullah said on Saturday while talking to media.
"A Pakistan Minister very rightly said that you forget that the part which is yours was acquired by an Instrument of Accession. You forget Instrument of accession and say that the part is yours. If you talk about this being your part then remember the Instrument as well," he added.
This was in direct reference to the government-appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma's conversations with all parties in Jammu and Kashmir.
"I can't comment much on that. He has held talks but talks alone is not the solution. This issue is between India and Pakistan. Indian government must also hold talks with Pakistan government because a part of Kashmir is also with them," said Farooq Abdullah on J&K Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma.