Torture of Kashmiri prisoners: Ringing Home Secretary not enough, Says Farooq...

Torture of Kashmiri prisoners: Ringing Home Secretary not enough, Says Farooq Abdullah

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Neyaz  Elahi

Srinagar, Nov 29, CNS: While reacting over the torture inflicted upon Kashmiri prisoners in India’s Tihar Jail, National Conference Patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said that mere ringing to Home Secretary is not enough.

   Pertinently, Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called Indian Home Minister on phone and requested him to conduct a probe about torture incidents.

   Dr Farooq Abdullah said that it is Mehbooba Mufti who has dragged these Kashmiri prisoners inside Tihar Jail. “Mehbooba got these prisoners shifted to Tihar and now she is showing concern about their miseries. Being the Chief Minister, Mehbooba should herself visit Tihar Jail and if she feels, Kashmiri prisoners are in wretched condition, she should use her good offices and get these prisoners shifted to Kahsmir,” Abdullah told news agency CNS at Nawai Subha National Conference headquarters this morning.

    Farooq Abdullah also impressed upon Prime Minister of India to find ways and means to engage Pakistan into a dialogue. “India is a largest country than Pakistan and it is the responsibility of India to engage Pakistan and find a solution to Kashmir issue, acceptable to Pakisant, India as well as people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh,” he said.

   “I am not talking irrational. I have seen tragedy with my own eyes in Kashmir. Border people are suffering. Men, women and children are getting killed. Even soldiers die. What are we trying to achieve. War is not a solution as it increases only tragedies,” he said.

    Farooq Abdullah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is talking about elimination of terrorism. “If he wants elimination of terrorism, then he must come forward and find a solution to Kashmir issue,” he said.

    Responding to a question, Abdullah said he hopes that interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma will present a clear picture of Kashmir in New Delhi and will help to find an acceptable solution so that people of Kashmir will come out from trauma.

     To another question, Farooq Abdullah said that Lashkar-e-Taiba is the production of Pakistan that has devastated the country. “Pakistan is burning in the fire lit by them for others,” he said. (CNS)