Kolkata: Kashmir is an integral part of India
and will continue to remain so, Union minister Farooq Abdullah
asserted today, while indirectly blaming Pakistan for inciting
violence there in the name of "azadi".
"From core of my heart I am saying Kashmir is an integral
part of India and will continue to be so," Renewable Energy
Minister, Farooq Abdullah told an interactive session of the
Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry here.
Deploring the violence that claimed 64 lives in the state,
the National Conference leader without naming Pakistan accused
it of "unleashing a second wave of violence in Kashmir in the
name of azadi".
"Some people think of bringing azadi, but they hardly know
what azadi is all about. Our neighbour is behind it and
fishing in troubled waters," Abdullah said.
Trouble first started with the killing of people and
throwing Kashmiri Pandits out of the state, but the plans did
not succeed, he said.
"Their plans will not succeed," Abdullah said.