Only Bilateral Talks With Pakistan Can Resolve Kashmir Issue, Says J&K Chief Minister

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| July 22 , 2017 , 20:54 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti openly slammed the National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah's for his remark on third party mediation in Kashmir issue.

J&K Chief Minister said that if America intervenes in Kashmir, its situation would turn out like Syria and Afghanistan.

Mufti said, “China, America should mind their own business, we all know what is the situation of the countries wherever they intervened be it Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq.”

The Chief Minister clearly said that Kashmir issue can only be resolved through bilateral talks between India and Pakistan.

She said, “As Vajpayeeji said in the Lahore declaration, India and Pakistan should hold talks to resolve Kashmir issue.” She asked: Does Farooq know what happened in Syria and Afghanistan?

Mehbooba Mufti's statement comes in response to NC President Farooq Abdullah's statement suggesting that India and Pakistan should seek third party mediation in the Kashmir issue.

The NC leader had earlier 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 across the world and 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.”