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Situation not suitable for return of Kashmiri Pandits: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre on Saturday, accusing the party of dividing the nation on the basis of religion.

In a conversation with Naushera in Rajouri district, the National Conference leader pointed out that not just Hindus, but even Muslims were terrorists’ targets. He also added that the atmosphere in the valley is not “conducive for return of kashmiri Pandits. 

“Recent happening in the valley are an eye-opener for those who used to say terror will be eliminated after abrogation of Article 370,” the National Conference leader stated.

Article 370 was abrogated in August 2019, which stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status. 

Farooq Abdullah said, “You [the government] won’t be able to bring peace till you restore Article 370.”

When asked if meeting with Amit Shah is on the cards during the Union home minister’s three-day visit to the valley, Farooq Abdullah said, “Yes, government contacted me. Amit Shah wanted to meet me. I refused. I had prior plans to visit Rajouri and Poonch.”

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