Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah Says Kashmiris Prefer Chinese Rule
Abdullah said that Kashmiris don’t feel like Indians and are treated like second-class citizens, following the revocation of Article 370
In an exclusive conversation with a senior journalist yesterday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said that neither do Kashmiris consider themselves a part of India, nor do they wish to become Indians. He added that he and his people would rather be ruled by the Chinese instead of being treated like slaves in India.
This is not the first time that the president of the National Conference (NC) Party has made controversial remarks. Previously at a rally, the ex-Union Minister had stated that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) does not belong to India’s forefathers and that the Indian government cannot claim its ownership on it. Not only this, he had also justified the terrorism of domestic militants in J&K as a sacrifice for their land.
Following the revocation of Article 370 on 5 August 2019, the veteran politician had termed the move as the last nail on the coffin for his state’s people. According to him, every Kashmiri believes that the new laws are intended to make the state a Hindu-majority one. He said that he was deceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by not being intimated about the centre’s plan to abrogate Article 370.
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