Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag, April 22: Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah yesterday said that, Pakistan is in the hearts of Kashmiri people and economic packages are not going to change that.
He said while addressing a gathering in the Khannabal area of Anantnag on the death anniversary of senior National Conference leader Abdul Gani Shah that Indian Government has spent a lot of money in Kashmir but they have not been able to take out Pakistan from the hearts of Kashmiri people.
The former Union Minister was mentioning the clashes that outbursted at Srinagar’s National Institute of Technology between police force and NIT students.
He said that Indian Government keeps on complaining that Kashmiri people still love pakistan, despite so many economic packages, provided to them.
He added that, Kashmiris will take the money and still keep following their heart.
He said India and Pakistan should sort out their issues while emphasising that the status quo on Kashmir issue would remain intact.
Farooq also called the removal of an Army bunker from Handwara town in north Kashmir a welcome step while talking to the media.
Most of the bunkers should go, he added
The NC president also said that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should also be removed from areas wherever it was not needed.
He questioned that, all the time CRPF jawans are being killed in Chhattisgarh then why don’t the Indian Government implement AFSPA there?.