Pakistan is living in a fool’s paradise in thinking that it could ever capture Kashmir, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said here today.
The National Conference chief emphatically said “Kashmir was, is, and will remain an integral part of India”.
“Pakistan is living in a fool’s paradise in thinking that it could ever capture Kashmir…Pakistan should better think of itself and its future rather than keeping an eye on Kashmir,” Abdullah told reporters at Imperial Golf Club in Mullanpur, about 25 kms from here.
In reply to a question, Abdullah said that peaceful co-existence was the only solution and war would lead to total destruction of all.
“War would only spell disaster, the type of which can be seen in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and some other nations,” he said.
Abdullah had yesterday warned that India would not keep from waging war on Pakistan if it did not stop sending militants.
“If Pakistan continued to send militants, India would not stop itself from waging war against it,” he said yesterday.
Meanwhile, he also responded on a senior lawmaker of the National Conference (Mohammad Akbar Lone) raising Pro-Pakistan slogans in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.
“Fools could be found in every party. God knows what he had eaten up or consumed on that day. But we cannot shoot him now,” he said when asked to react on party MLA Mohammad Akbar Lone’s pro-Pakistan sloganeering yesterday.
Notably, the NC has already distanced itself from Lone’s sloganeering which had come at a time when the operation against the militants was underway at Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu.