Bihar court orders FIR against Farooq Abdullah on charges of treason
He also stated a Pakistan minister saying that India needs to remember Instrument of Accession if they claim authority over Pok. Photograph: (ANI)
A court in Bihar has ordered an FIR to be filed against Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on charges of treason.
A lawyer in the Bettiah city of Bihar approached the court over Abdullah's remarks on PoK.
The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday had reportedly said that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to Pakistan and "this won't change" no matter how many wars India and Pakistan fight against each other.
On the demand for autonomy, he allegedly said that while the state decided to join India out of love, the country "betrayed" the people of Kashmir and "did not treat them well".
"We should understand that there has been a decision (of accession), but India didn't treat us well. India betrayed us. They did not recognise the love with which we chose to join them. That is the reason behind the current situation in Kashmir," Abdullah told a news agency.
"Internal autonomy is our right. They (Centre) should restore it. Only then the peace will return (to the Valley)," he added.