Farooq Abdullah Says PM Modi Has Courage To Hold Talks With Pakistan

Farooq Abdullah Says PM Modi Has Courage To Hold Talks  With PakistanPrime Minister Narendra Modi with Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Pawar and Raja (Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah yesterday (9 December) appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatics efforts and said that he had the courage to hold talks with Pakistan, reports Kashmir Monitor.

Abdullah commended Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for stating terrorism in the Northern state wouldn't end until proper talks were held with Pakistan, and went on to say that Modi seemed to be the person who could take it to a logical end.

Earlier, the National Conference (NC) leader had asked the Centre to tread on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's path to resolve issues in Kashmir.

He had stated that the government had come to power asking for votes in Vajpayee's name only to ignore them later.

"After coming to power, the BJP shelved the Vajpayee’s policy on Kashmir and instead adopted the iron fist policy," Abdullah had said.

He asked the Centre to emulate Vajpayee and hold talks with both Pakistan and the Hurriyat leaders.