US, China should handle their own affairs: Mehbooba Mufti on Kashmir issue

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"The issues between India and Pakistan can be resolved through talks", she said, adding that "our elderly leaders including Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Indira Gandhi have shown us a path to resolve the issue".

J&K Chief Minister said that if America intervenes in Kashmir, its situation would turn out like Syria and Afghanistan. "Does Farooq sahib wish the same fate as Iraq and Syria on us?" she said.

In the latest "Country Report on Terrorism 2016", released on Wednesday, the United States used "Azad Jammu and Kashmir" to describe Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. We did not ask him for it (help).

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, however, criticised Farooq Abdullah's remark and said Kashmir issue was an internal matter of India.

"India has many friends across the nation".

Citing the instances where U.S. had meddled itself between conflicts of different nations, the CM asked Farooq Abdullah to look at the condition of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Will you wait for 1,000 years?

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In response to India's denial to offer Friday prayers to Kashmiris in occupied valley, Nafees Zakaria, FO spokesman, said the restriction was "in violation of relevant worldwide laws on religious freedom and fundamental rights" and termed it "deplorable". "Sometimes, you have to catch the bull by the horns", Farooq Abudllah told reporters.

Recently in one of its statements, the U.S. described it as "Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir" and this week it said the "Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir".

"If India is ready to talk to China and does not want to get into war, then they can talk to Pakistan also", he added. How many people will you kill? "It is my opinion that this is our internal matter, our internal business, no one else has or need have anything to do with it", Rahul said.

BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao asked the former Chief Minister to stop advancing Pakistan's fake nuclear blackmail.

Defending his father's comment, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: "Talk about spinning a statement".