After Farooq Abdullah says ‘no talks with New Delhi’ PDP responds with ‘NC doesn’t want peace to return’


Criticizing the National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah for advising separatists in Jammu and Kashmir not to hold talks with the Centre, senior People’s Democratic Party leader Naeem Akhtar said on Monday, “Abdullah will not like a permanent and dignified solution to our problems as his party has always thrived on confusion.”

Abdullah had advised the Hurriyat Conference not to “fall into the trap” of holding talks with the Centre, as they would get “nothing” in return.

Abdullah also claimed that the Modi-led government was not sincere in its intentions as they have not given the autonomy which had been ambit in the constitution.

“The party is convinced that it can survive only by being part of the problem rather than the solution, for which post-2002 [Assembly elections] the entire mainstream has been campaigning in the state,” Akhtar said.

The PDP leader claimed the National Conference believed it had a “divine right to decide the destiny” of Jammu and Kashmir.

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