India doesn’t have the guts to snatch back the parts of Jammu and Kashmir that Pakistan has made its own, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said.
Addressing a rally in Kishtwar district, the National Conference president said India and Pakistan needed to talk and solve the Kashmir issue because "war is no solution".
"Pakistan is one of the stakeholders which the government of India has itself accepted. There was a resolution on this, which says that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is the part of India. Kya yeh tumhare baap ka hai? (Is this your ancestral property)," he said.
"The government of India has no guts to take back (parts of Kashmir) from Pakistan, neither Pakistan has guts to snatch Kashmir from India. In between, innocent people of Kashmir are suffering and border residents have become the cannon fodder due to escalating tensions."
Abdullah made the remarks amid heightened border tensions between India and Pakistan that has left dozens of people, including soldiers, dead on both sides.