Farooq Abdullah tells Hurriyat not to engage in talks with Delhi


Srinagar, June 11 (Only Kashmir): National Conference patron and Parliament member Dr. Farooq Abdullah has advised Kashmir’s Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) not to engage in talks with the New Delhi, saying “It is a trap, they will get nothing.”
“They did not give us autonomy which is guaranteed by the Constitution, what they will give you?” the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said in an interview with a local daily newspaper “Greater Kashmir”.

The National Conference President also said that the central government was not sincere while speaking of a dialogue with the separatists, adding, it is simply a fill in the blanks exercise. There is pressure on India from the world that Kashmir must be normalized.
“It is a trap. Don’t fall into it. Talk only when India comes up with a concrete proposal,” Farooq Abdullah said in his message to the separatists.
“Don’t talk for the sake of talks. I don’t think they (BJP) are ready to give you (separatist) anything. They are not sincere in their intentions. They want to drag them to the table only to discredit them,” he cautioned the separatists, some of those top leaders are either in jail or are confined to their homes in Srinagar.
Earlier Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 26th May 2018 said the government was ready to hold dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference leadership if the separatists come forward for talks.

Singh, during his two-day visit to Kashmir, reiterated talks offer while addressing a press conference on June 08, 2018 said that the government is open for talks with anyone but they should be right-minded people in order to restore peace and tranquility.
Responding to the talks offer by Home Minister, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued to media said that “the statements emanating regarding talks in the course of last few days from different people at the helm of affairs in New Delhi, are unclear and ambiguous.”