Pakistan tried to grab Kashmir by forcing Hindus out: Farooq

Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said Pakistan’s dream of “grabbing” Kashmir would never be realised.
“They thought that by forcing Hindus out, they would be able to grab Kashmir. This has been their dream for many many years. From this rostrum, I would like to tell their country they will never be able to take Kashmir,” he said while addressing a conference here
“Jo dusro ke liye kabra khodta hai, wo usme khud gir jata hai (those who dig graves for others, themselves fall in it),” Farooq, who is also  the Minister for New and Renewable Energy, said .
“Today they are facing the same terrorism that they directed against us…. they terrorised the people hoping that the boundaries will change. They attacked the legislature, they attacked the Indian Parliament. Thank God they were not able to enter. God knows what would have happened. “But they are still there. Al Qaeda still exists and there are promoters of these agencies and they are state owned,” he said.
In their messages, India’s  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on stressed the “serious challenge” and “potent threats of terrorism”  and cautioned that fight against it did not leave scope for compromising with liberty and freedom. The conference was also addressed by former Supreme Court judge Justice VS Sirpurkar, M K Sharma and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda— PTI

Source: Kashmir Reader