Kathua Attack: Farooq Abdullah Calls on Pakistan to End Terrorism

Srinagar, July, 9 (KNS):  Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah urged Pakistan to stop terrorism, asserting it will not bring about any change on the ground.

Terrorism will not help anyone. If our neighbour (Pakistan) thinks they will bring a change by sending these terrorists across the (border), then it will never happen,” Farooq told a leading news agency.

The National Conference Chief added: “Today five army jawans laid down their lives and five others are seriously injured at the hospital (undergoing treatment). How will the (situation) border change?”

His response came in the wake of the Kathua terror attack. Five Army soldiers were killed and as many as were injured in an ambush by terrorists in Katha district of Jammu and Kashmir on July 9.

Coming down heavily on Pakistan, Farooq said, “…The country is already in a mess.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelThe fighting will only bring about devastation for both countries. Please, stop this terrorism. It is condemned everywhere in the world”.

He also highlighted that today, terrorism is not condoned by any country in the world.

“Today, no country in the world is not ready to accept terrorism. Everyone is (speaking) against terrorism. What are they (Pakistan) going to get by indulging in terrorism? The families of those who lost their lives will be mourning today,” the NC chief said.

Replying to a query on the possibility of resumption of dialogue between the two countries, he said, “There will be dialogue only when the terrorism stops. We are also in favour of talks. Both things (Talks and Terrorism) can not go side by side… Pakistan should take steps (to stop terrorism”.(KNS) 

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