"POK IS INTEGRAL PART OF INDIA"
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaddudin Owaisi on Saturday asserted that Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK) was very much an integral part of India.
“There is no doubt about it. And it’s not my stand alone but that of government of India also,” said the member of parliament from Hyderabad. He was in the state capital to hold his party’s first public meeting in the run-up to the 2017 UP assembly elections.
“Fifty people have been killed in the Valley, which has been under curfew for the past 30 days now. Who is responsible for the situation?” he asked and answered his own question: “The ruling BJPPDP combine, of course.
Blaming the ruling coalition for the failure to tackle the crisis, he said, removing AFSPA and opening a dialogue with the separatists was part of the agenda on which PDP and BJP had formed the alliance. “But they have not done anything in this regard so far,” he said.
Owaisi attended the all-party meeting called on Friday by PM Narendra Modi to find a political solution to the crisis in Kashmir. He said people voted PDP to power but J&K was kept under governor’s rule for three months following the then CM Mufti Mo ham med Sayeed’s death and his daughter Mehbooba Mufti’s reluctance to take the reins immediately.
“This delay, I feel, further increased the alienation of the people in the Valley,” he pointed out.