Slamming National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for his comments seeking third party intervention to solve Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that the problem has to be resolved through talks and there was no need to take support from China or US in the matter.
Speaking to the media, Mufti said, “America, China should do their own job. If we all have to sit together to find a solution to Kashmir issue, then what will these country do anything in India’s internal matter.”
Citing the instances where US had meddled itself between conflicts of different nations, the CM asked Farooq Abdullah to look at the condition of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
“What is the situation in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq today? Does Farooq sahab wants same thing to happen to us,” she added.
Mufti’s comments come a day after, former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah courted controversy after he said that India should take help of ally countries like US and China to resolve Indo-Pak conflict in Kashmir.
Farooq Abdulla during an interview to a daily said, “For how long are you going to wait? Sometimes, you have to pull the bull by its horns. The way is to have a dialogue. India has so many friends all over the world. They can ask them to act as a mediator. US President Trump himself said that he wants to settle Kashmir problem. China also said that it wants to mediate in Kashmir. Somebody has to be approached.”
His comments have drawn sharp reactions from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Congress and other parties who have together refused to support any argument to allow third party intervention to solve Kashmir crisis.
Notably, the ruling Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s senior leader Sartaj Madni supported Farooq Abdullah’s saying, “If you want to resolve Kashmir issue there is no other way.”