May 26, 2024

Moon Desk: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah commenting on Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s criticism of first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has said that he had no option but to take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Amit Shah on Wednesday said that Nehru made “two major blunders”- one of them to take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations.
Speaking to the reporters in New Delhi, the National Conference President said that Lord Mountbatten and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had also suggested that the Kashmir issue should go to the United Nations.
“There was no other way than this, Lord Mountbatten and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had also suggested that this should go to the United Nations…” Abdullah said.
He further said that Poonch and Rajouri would have also gone to Pakistan if the army was not diverted to save the regions.
“…At that time, the army was diverted to save Poonch and Rajouri. If it had not been done, Poonch and Rajouri would have also gone to Pakistan…,” he added.
In a fiery session in the Lok Sabha, Shah made headlines by boasting that if Jawaharlal Nehru had taken the right steps, Azad Kashmir would be an integral part of India today.
Amit Shah deemed Jawaharlal Nehru’s decisions during his tenure as prime minister, particularly the announcement of a ceasefire and involving the Kashmir issue in the United Nations, as historic blunders that inflicted significant suffering on Jammu and Kashmir.
Political experts consider Amit Shah’s statement as an acknowledgement of the internationally disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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