Dr Farooq advocates Indo-Pak dialogue, says will not allow trifurcation of state

JAMMU, APR 8: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah today said that the Line of Control (LoC) should be converted in to a ‘Line of Peace and Goodwill’. Strongly pitching for Indo-Pak dialogue, National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah said internal autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir within the framework of Indian Constitution and conversion of Line of Control into Line of Peace was a pragmatic way forward to herald peace in the region.
The National Conference chief said the people of Jammu and Kashmir had decided their future in 1947 by acceding to Mahatma Gandhi’s secular India and they will fight all machinations of reversing these well established credentials by polarizing forces. He said India is not a religious specific but country of all, irrespective of religion, region and caste. This legacy cannot be trampled by fringe elements, currently holding the centre-stage in Indian politics, as majority of Hindus disapprove politics of polarization and division.
National Conference chief cautioned people against the divisive politics, saying that attempts are being made to create wedge in the society on the basis of region and religion. “All this is being done with a sinister motive of fragmenting Jammu and Kashmir into three different regions”, he said and warned those nurturing this nightmarish dream, saying National Conference would fight these designs tooth and nail. He said Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and will remain a single entity and no power on the earth can disintegrate it.