Kashmir Indepth
Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah backs Rajnath Singh’s comments on Partition, says Indian Muslims suffering because of it

 

New Delhi ( KINS): National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Monday backed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s comments on the partition of India and stressed that it could have been avoided.

He also said that Muslims of India have been suffering because of the partition and that bitterness between India and Pakistan adds to religious tension.

While speaking to media outside Parliament, the former J&K Chief Minister said, “I agree with Rajnath Singh that the division of India was a historical mistake. Indian Muslims are suffering due to this.”

“India-Pak fightings add to the religious tension. It could have been avoided had it been only one nation,” he added.

Yesterday, Rajnath Singh said that the 1971 war was a reminder that India’s partition on religious lines was an “aitihasik galti” (historic mistake), and that Pakistan has ever since continued to engage in a proxy war against India.

Speaking at the inauguration of Swarnim Vijay Parv at India Gate in the national capital, marking 50 years of India’s victory in the 1971 war as well as the Indo-Bangladesh friendship, Rajnath Singh said that the war also demonstrated the importance of “jointness” among India’s armed forces, towards which the government was working now.

The 1971 war, Singh said, “tells us that the partition of India on the basis of religion was a historic mistake. Pakistan was born in the name of one religion but it could not remain one. After the defeat of 1971, our neighbouring country is constantly waging a proxy war in India.”( KINS)

Related posts

Bandipora police arrest four for gambling activities

Kashmir Indepth

Karnataka sedition case: After protest, J&K students re-arrested

Kashmir Indepth

Inhuman treatment meted out to Kashmiri political prisoners is a point of concern: National Front   

Kashmir Indepth

Shehla Rashid visits pellet victim’s home, urges SSP Shopian for release of father

Zainab Hamdani

Elderly Man hangs self to death in North Kashmir

Kashmir Indepth

Despite Warning Shots, Mentally Unsound Rayees Crossed Army Camp’s Fence, Was Fired Upoun: Police, DC Shopian Says In Report

Kashmir Indepth

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy